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Central Committee on Biological Safety

The Central Committee on Biological Safety (ZKBS) is a voluntary expert panel which carries out the task of assessing both the safety of genetic engineering operations and facilities as well as the safety of the release and placing on the market of GMOs. More: Central Committee on Biological Safety …

The Cartagena Protocol and the Biosafety Clearing-House

The Cartagena Protocol is an international agreement that aims to contribute ensuring an adequate level of protection in the field of safe transboundary movement (transport) of GMOs to protect the biological diversity and human health. A key element of the Cartagena Protocol is the Biosafety Clearing-House, which is an internet platform that provides information relating to GMOs and their safe handling. More: Cartagena Protocol …

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