Collection of Biosafety Reviews - Vol. 6

copertina vol 6General introduction

  1. Problem Formulation in Environmental Risk Assessment for Genetically Modified Crops: A Practitioner’s Approach.
    Author: Alan Gray
    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), Wallingford, United Kingdom
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  2. Genetically Modified Insects: Science, Use, Status and Regulation.
    Authors: Camilla J. Beech1, Martha Koukidou1, Neil I. Morrison and Luke Alphey
    71 Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxford OX14 4RX, United Kingdom
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  3. Developing Workable Regulatory Frameworks for the Environmental Release of Transgenic Plants.
    Authors:Phil Macdonald. Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), Ottawa, Canada
    E-mail: nspection.gc.ca

Collection of Biosafety Reviews - Vol. 7

copertina vol 7

General introduction

  1. Generation of Genetically Modified Animals.
    Authors:
    Louis-Marie Houdebine, Biologie du Développement et Reproduction, INRA, France
    Martin Alfredo Lema, Biotech. Directorate of the Secretariat of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries, Argentina
    Moisés Burachik, INDEAR (Agrobiotechnology Institute), Argentina
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  2. Advances in the Development of Genetically Modified Animals.
    Authors: Louis-Marie Houdebine, Biologie du Développement et Reproduction, INRA, France Martin Alfredo Lema, Biotech. Directorate of the Secretariat of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries, Argentina
    Moisés Burachik, INDEAR (Agrobiotechnology Institute), Argentina
  3. Food Safety Assessment of Products from Genetically Modified Animals.
    Authors: Louis-Marie Houdebine, Biologie du Développement et Reproduction, INRA, France Martin Alfredo Lema, Biotech. Directorate of the Secretariat of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries, Argentina Moisés Burachik, INDEAR (Agrobiotechnology Institute), Argentina

National Competent Authorities

The Italian National Competent Authority (NCA) for the implementation of directive 2001/18/EC, pursuant to art.2 of Legislative Decree n. 224/2003, is the Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea.

The NCA coordinates the administrative, technical and scientific activities arising from the implementation of the measures contained in Legislative Decree n. 224/2003, in agreement, within their respective powers, with the Ministers of Health, of Labour and Social Policies, for Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies, of Production Activities and of Education, University and Research.

Until July 2012, the ANC has worked with the support of the Interministerial Commission for the Evaluation of GMOs release pursuant to art.6 of legislative Decree n. 224/2003.

Article. 12, paragraph 20, of Decree Law 6 July 2012, n. 95 "Urgent provisions for public spending review with invariance of services to citizens," has ordered the abolition of many boards operating in the public administration, including the Commission for the Evaluation of GMOs release.

The NCA pursuant to Directive 2001/18/EC is called to participate to environmental Risk Assessment for experimentation  end for marketing purposes of human medicinal products containing or consisting of GMOs pursuant to Regulation (EC) n. 726/2004, by submitting its own comments to the European Medicines Agency European (EMA).

The Italian NCA for the implementation of Title III bis oflegislative Decree n. 224/2003 is the Ministry of agricultural food and forestry policies. 

The Italian NCA for the implementation of Regulation (EC) n. 1829/2003 is the Ministry of Health.