Canadian Forest Service Publications

Regulating research with genetically modified organisms for forestry applications. 1995. Charest, P.J.; Lamarche, M.-F.; Patry, J. Pages 141-144 in P.J. Charest and L.C. Duchesne, compilers. Recent progress in forest biotechnology in Canada. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Petawawa National Forestry Institute, Chalk River, Ontario, Information Report PI-X-120.

Year: 1995

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 21491

Language: English

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Biotechnology in forestry using recombinant DNA technology is a relatively new field and the regulations related to the release of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) outside a laboratory setting are either relatively new or in development. Six legislative Acts in Canada cover genetically modified organisms for forestry applications. The goal of this paper is to give an overview of the different regulations and guidelines in place and to give the status of those still in development.