Biotechnology and Biosafety Policy at OECD: Future Trends

Peter W.E. Kearns, Gijs A. Kleter*, Hans E.N. Bergmans, Harry A. Kuiper

*Corresponding author for this work

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The OECD Council Recommendation on Recombinant DNA Safety Considerations is a legal instrument which has been in force since 1986. It outlines the safety assessment practices that countries should have in place for agricultural and environmental biotechnology. This article suggests possible updates to make it suitable for the modern era.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)965-969
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number10
Early online date19 Mar 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • environmental safety
  • food and feed safety
  • international harmonisation
  • OECD
  • recombinant DNA
  • risk assessment


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