Biosafety Rules for Liability and Redress for Potential Damage of GMOs

Participants at the fourth meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, held in Bonn, Germany agreed on legal binding rules for liability and redress for potential damage caused by the movements of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The United Nations Environment Programme reports that a timetable and a framework for negotiating the rules and procedures were arrived at. These rules will be discussed in the next meeting of the parties to the protocol in October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan.

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This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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