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Through this page you are able to access consensus documents that comprise technical information for use during the regulatory assessment of products of biotechnology and are intended to be mutually recognised among OECD Member countries.
The OECD biosafety consensus documents identify elements of scientific information used in the environmental safety and risk assessment of transgenic organisms which are common to OECD member countries.&a
This brochure describes the work implemented at OECD on food, feed and environmental safety of modern biotechnology. It is updated regularly and was last updated in October 2010.
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A new issue of the OECD Biotechnology Update has been published. This newsletter provides up-to-date information on the diverse activities at OECD related to biotechnology.
The main objectives of the workshop were: i) to discuss the history and evolution of the conceptual framework for the evaluation of transgenic plant products in the environment and OECD’s role in the development of that framework; ii) to discuss the current contribution of OECD’s Working Group for the Harmonization of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology to risk/ safety assessment practice; and iii) to discuss current risk assessment
In a speech at the Annual Conference of the Club de Madrid, Angel Gurría focussed on the political economy of climate policies. He spoke about a range of policies that could be used to help address climate change, and the considerable challenges of implementing them.
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The objective of the workshop was to identify and review the kinds of baseline information of (non-transgenic) traditional fish farming or breeding, and to determine what information might be relevant to risk/ safety assessment.
Most OECD Member countries have a regulatory system for the products of modern biotechnology intended for release to the environment and for food/ feed use. This page includes links to portals of each member country which include relevant information.
This database includes information regarding products derived using modern biotechnology, e.g. transgenic plants, which have been approved for commerical application, as well as some plants with novel traits produced by conventional breeding or mutagenesis.