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HTML Document Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol in Belgium

This webpage presents a list of websites dedicated to the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol in Belgium.

Release date 04/06/2012
Geographical coverage Belgium,
Keywords Cartagena Protocol, The, biosafety, living modified organisms (LMOs),

This Web site focuses mainly on scientific and regulatory aspects of biological safety (biosafety) along human activities carried out using pathogenic and/or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The information provided concerns both R&D and market parameters of the agro-food/feed, pharmaceutical, medical, veterinary, agronomic and environmental sectors but also local and international regulations, guidelines and agencies involved in biological safety including its biodiversity dimension. This Web site is hosted and managed by the Biosafety and Biotechnology Unit (SBB) of the Scientific Institute of Public Health.

The BBCH is the Belgian node of the Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) established under Article 20 of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. This Web site is hosted and managed by the Biosafety and Biotechnology Unit (SBB) of the Scientific Institute of Public Health.

The Biosafety Advisory Council advises the Belgian competent authorities about the safety for human health and the environment (including genetic and ecological aspects related to biodiversity) of any activities using LMOs (GMOs), in particular the deliberate release of LMOs in the environment and the placing on the market of LMOs, LMO-based or LMO-derived products. The Council is composed of representatives of the Regional and Federal competent authorities. It is assisted by experts organized in thematic ad hoc groups. Its secretariat is ensured by the Biosafety and Biotechnology Unit (SBB) of the Scientific Institute of Public Health.

GMO portal of the Federal Public Service (FPS) Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment. Provides information about GMOs for the general public, focusing on Belgian audience.
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