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Releasing GMOs into the Environment or Launching Its Products into Markets: Regional and International Legislations

Feb 01, 2021

Biodiversity plays an important role in providing essential plants and animals for humans, but also preserves the environmental balance. Therefore, any biological imbalance can have serious and irreversible consequences due to the inability to reverse the negative results. With the increasing role played by genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in our lives, and the creation of new applications on living organisms, the international community may face dangerous issues without the correct international or local regulations. Although modern biotechnology plays an important role in improved human welfare, it can still have negative effects on the environment, biodiversity, and human health.

The importance of this work lies in its analysis of basic international documents on the issue of the release and transfer of GMOs. It explains how to address the issue of damage liability when dealing with these organisms, whether on biological diversity, the environment, or human health. The research also addresses the most important Arab legislation on the conditions for the release of these organisms and the introduction of their products to the market.

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