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African Crop Science Journal
African Crop Science Society
ISSN: 1021-9730
EISSN: 2072-6589
Vol. 3, No. 3, 1995, pp. 387-394
Bioline Code: cs95056
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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African Crop Science Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1995, pp. 387-394

 en The Impact of International Harmonisation on Adoption of Biosafety Regulations
Virgin, I. & Frederick, R.J.

Abstract

Modern biotechnology will provide important tools for developing countries seeking to gain benefits from their genetic resources in a sustainable way, but concerns about the safety of the technology have been raised. Consequently, a key component of national biotechnology development strategies is the establishment of an effective biosafety regulatory oversight infrastructure. Today, less than 10% of developing countries have adopted biosafety regulations and guidelines. International efforts towards biosafety harmonization include training, information exchange, the creation of technical guideline frameworks, and stimulating open debate in public forums. The results of these efforts can facilitate the processes for creating, adopting and implementing national biosafety regulatory procedures.

Keywords
biosafety, Biotechnology, genetic resources

 
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