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DIRECTIVE 2001/18/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 12 March 2001 on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modi

July 5 2016 by NEIKER
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The Report of the Commission on the Review of Council Directive 90/220/EEC of 23 April 1990 on the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms (4), adopted on 10 December 1996, identified a number of areas where improvement is needed.

Living organisms, whether released into the environment in large or small amounts for experimental purposes or as commercial products, may reproduce in
the environment and cross national frontiers therebyaffecting other Member States. The effects of such releases on the environment may be irreversible.
The protection of human health and the environment requires that due attention be given to controlling risks from the deliberate release into the environment of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Under the Treaty, action by the Community relating to the environment should be based on the principle that preventive action should be taken.It is necessary to approximate the laws of the Member States concerning the deliberate release into the environment of GMOs and to ensure the safe development of industrial products utilising GMOs.

Year: 2001
Document relevant to the topics: Quality management along the seed potato value chain
Document relevant to the regions and countries: EU and Others
Type of document: Regulation and Standards
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