BIOSAFETY CONCERNS IN THE CONTEXT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY. Presentation for Training Workshop for Regional Advisors Bangkok, Thailand 15-27 May 2006. STARTING POINT. Conference on the Environment and Development Convention on Biological Diversity Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.
Processing of substances by biological agents to produce goods and services.
Spreading of transgenes by plants to microbes with potential implications for:
Effects of DNA, food and feed derived from GMOs
Differences between transgene sequences in notification and in actual insert
Persistence and uptake of foreign DNA and protein in gut of mammals
Transgenic or altered proteins
Production of chemicals and pharmaceuticals by plants
Proactive action encouraged before GMOs are placed on the market
The BCH is the Information System of the Biosafety Protocol and caters for biosafety as follows: