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genetically modified organism

n. Abbr. GMO
An organism whose genetic characteristics have been altered by the insertion of a modified gene or a gene from another organism using the techniques of genetic engineering.
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NBMA was established in 2015 by an Act of Parliament to ensure adequate level of protection of the transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology, that might have adverse effects on conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity taking into account risks to human health, animals, plants and the environment.
Simply, plants or animals whose DNA have been altered are known as genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Importing food that contains genetically modified organisms is not allowed in Macedonia.
Among these, eight (08) cases were of laboratory genetic manipulation work and only one (01) case was of field trials of genetically modified organisms.
Brazil's Ministry of Justice has fined six global food giants, including Nestle and PepsiCo, for failing to disclose that their products contained genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, TeleSUR (http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Brazil-Nestle-Fined-for-Concealing-Use-of-GMOs-in-Products-20160107-0041.html) reported Thursday. The fines come during economically and politically turbulent times for Brazil, where embattled President Dilma Rousseff faces impeachment and a recession is (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-04/brazil-analysts-ring-in-new-year-with-deeper-recession-forecast) projected to become the deepest in more than a century.
1599) to regulate the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food.
These genetically modified organisms, called GMOs, can synthesize additional proteins to improve their properties.
The event includes distributing information material, collecting signatures in support of the campaign for a declaration of Cyprus as a country free of genetically modified organisms and the march which starts on Saturday afternoon by the end of Ledra Street.
In addition to detection of enteric pathogens, including foodborne and waterborne parasites, a section on food quality provides information on the use of this method to detect genetically modified organisms, allergens, and animal or plant species in food products.
Their focus is on issues of the basic legislative regulation of plant biotechnology in the Russian Federation, and on approaches to the human and animal assessment of safety of food and feed, and to controlling the food produced from genetically modified organisms. Students, researchers, regulators, and practitioners in food and feed safety should appreciate the information.
* Whole Foods has announced that by 2018, all products in its US and Canada stores must be labeled if they contain genetically modified organisms (GM0s).
According to researcher and Outreach Officer at the African Centre for Biosafety, Haidee Swanby, there is a lack of scientific consensus regarding the impact of genetically modified organisms (GMO's) on health and the environment.

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