publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2016

Policies and regulations in Mexico with regard to genetic technology and food security

Colmenarez Ortiz, Claudia; Ortiz Garcia, Sol;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
In 1988 the first application for field trials of a GMO was formally received in Mexico. Since then a Biosafety law, few bylaws and national official standards were enacted in order to regulate the safe use of GMOs and to evaluate, control and avoid adverse effects to human health and the environment. The Law on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms was enacted in 2005 in order to comply with international obligations derived from the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety signed by Mexico in 2000. This law established a biosafety legal framework to regulate the use of GMOs, protect biodiversity, and promote the conservation of organisms which Mexico is center of...
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free text keywords: Law and Political Science, Biotehcnology-Food Safety-GMOs-Biosafety Regulations
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