Central Access Point for all relevant information about the impacts of GM plants


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Central access point typeOwnerIdentifierDescription
Risk Assessment Guidance (1st Level)

International authors (2nd Level)

Topic: Animal & Human Health
Region:World
World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization (WHO)
Food Safety - Biotechnology (GM foods) publicationsMain page where publications concerning GM food safety publications are available
Risk Assessment Guidance (1st Level)

International authors (2nd Level)

Topic: Animal & Human Health
Region:World
Codex Alimentarius

Codex Alimentarius
Codex GuidelinesScroll down for Guidance and Principles from the Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force on Food Derived from Biotechnology (TFFBT)
Risk Assessment Guidance (1st Level)

International authors (2nd Level)

Topic: Animal & Human Health
Region:World
Codex Alimentarius

Codex Alimentarius
Foods derived from modern biotechnology. World Health Organization Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy, 2009. Second editionThe publication represents the outcome of the work of the Codex Alimentarius Commission on principles and guidelines for food safety assessment of foods derived from modern biotechnology. They give guidance on how to assess the safety of such foods and thus protect the health of consumers. This second edition includes texts adopted by the Codex Alimentarius Commission up to 2008.
Risk Assessment Guidance (1st Level)

International authors (2nd Level)

Topic: Animal & Human Health
Region:World
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Recombinant DNA Safety Considerations, 1986Safety considerations for industrial, agricultural and environmental applications of organisms derived by recombinant DNA techniques
Risk Assessment Guidance (1st Level)

International authors (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment, Animal & Human Health
Region:World
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Safety Considerations for Biotechnology Scale-up of Crop Plants. OECD, Paris, France, 1993Following the publication of "Recombinant DNA Safety Considerations" and "Good Developmental Principles for Small-scale Field Research", the OECD further developed safety principles.
Risk Assessment Guidance (1st Level)

International authors (2nd Level)

Topic:
Region:null
Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) Convention on Biological Diversity

Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) Convention on Biological Diversity
Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms. Convention on Biological Diversity. Revised on 19 July 2012 This document was developed by the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Risk Assessment and Risk Management, with input from the Open-ended Online Expert Forum, in accordance with terms of reference set out by the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP) in its decisions BS-IV/11 and BS-V/12 in response to an identified need for further guidance on risk assessment of LMOs.
Risk Assessment Guidance (1st Level)

International authors (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment, Animal & Human Health, General
Region:Europe
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
GMO Guidance DocumentsAs an important part of its work, the Panel on genetically modified organisms produces guidance documents that assist companies and other organisations in the preparation and presentation of applications.
Risk Assessment Guidance (1st Level)

National Authors (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment, Animal & Human Health, General
Region:Americas
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Directive 94-08 (Dir 94-08) Assessment Criteria for Determining Environmental Safety of Plants With Novel Traits. CFIA, 2012Directive 94-08, entitled "Assessment Criteria for Determining Environmental Safety of Plant with Novel Traits", has been prepared to provide guidance regarding the submission of an application for the authorization of the unconfined release of a plant with a novel trait (PNT) in Canada, as may be required under Part V of the Seed Regulations.
Risk Assessment Guidance (1st Level)

National Authors (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment, Animal & Human Health, General
Region:Americas
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Regulatory Guidance (Feeds)The Canadian Food Inspection Agency verifies livestock feeds manufactured and sold in Canada or imported are safe, effective and are labelled appropriately. Effective feeds contribute to the production and maintenance of healthy livestock.
Risk Assessment Guidance (1st Level)

National Authors (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment, Animal & Human Health, General
Region:Asia
Indian Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

Indian Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
Indian Department of Biotechnology (DBT). Biosafety GuidelinesFollow link to Guidelines in left-hand menu
Risk Assessment Guidance (1st Level)

National Authors (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment, Animal & Human Health
Region:Americas
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Pesticides: Regulating Pesticides. Plant Incorporated Protectants (PIPs) - Science IssuesScroll to bottom of screen. Plant-incorporated protectants are pesticidal substances produced by plants and the genetic material necessary for the plant to produce the substance. Based on our reviews of the scientific studies and often peer reviews by the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Scientific Advisory Panel, EPA determined that these genetically engineered PIP products, when used in accordance with approved label directions and use restrictions, would not pose unreasonable risk to human health and the environment during their time-limited registration.
Risk Assessment Guidance (1st Level)

National Authors (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment, Animal & Human Health
Region:Americas
United States Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS)

United States Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS)
Determination of Nonregulated Status (for a Genetically Engineered Organism that will no Longer be Subject to the Regulation (7 CFR Part 340)Part 340—Introduction of Organisms and Products Altered or Produced Through Genetic Engineering Which are Plant Pests or Which There is Reason to Believe are Plant Pests
Risk Assessment Guidance (1st Level)

National Authors (2nd Level)

Topic: Animal & Human Health
Region:Americas
United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Biotechnology Guidance Documents & Regulatory InformationGuidance documents contain non-binding recommendations. Guidance for Industry & Regulatory Information
Risk Assessment Guidance (1st Level)

National Authors (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment, Animal & Human Health
Region:Oceania
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR), Australia

Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR), Australia
Documents Relating to the Risk Assessment ProcessThe Gene Technology Regulator is responsible for protecting human health and safety and the environment by identifying and managing risks posed by, or as a result of, gene technology. Thus risk assessment is central to the functions of the Gene Technology Regulator. This page provides links to documents produced by the Regulator and the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator to support this function.
Risk Assessment Documents (1st Level)

Searchable international collections (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment, Animal & Human Health, Socio economics, General
Region:World
International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB)
The Risk Assessment Searching Mechanism (RASM)RASM is a comprehensive collection of online Risk Assessment documents related to official government decisions concerning the commercial release of GMOs, irrespective of the individual authority's CBD signatory status. It contains many hundreds of documents, both past and present, from around the world and in various languages, relating to more than 150 different GM crops.
Risk Assessment Documents (1st Level)

Searchable international collections (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment, Animal & Human Health, Socio economics, General
Region:World
Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH), Convention on Biological Diversity

Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH), Convention on Biological Diversity
Search for Country's Decisions and other CommunicationsOn this page you can search for Decisions and other Communications about: (i) Decisions on LMOs under the Advance Informed Agreement (AIA), which applies to the first intentional transboundary movement of LMOs for intentional introduction into the environment of the Party of import; (ii) Decisions on LMOs for food, for feed or for processing under Article 11 of the Cartagena Protocol regarding the requirement that countries exchange information at an early stage through the BCH; (iii) Other decisions & declarations; and (iv) Risk Assessment Reports carried out to evaluate the potential adverse effects of LMOs on biodiversity and human health.
Risk Assessment Documents (1st Level)

Searchable international collections (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment, Animal & Human Health, Socio economics, General
Region:World
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
BioTrack Product DatabaseThe objective of this database is to allow regulatory officials in the OECD member countries to easily share basic information on products derived from the use of modern biotechnology, as well as some products with novel traits acquired by the use of conventional breeding or mutagenesis, that have been approved for commercial application in terms of food, feed or environmental safety.
Risk Assessment Documents (1st Level)

Searchable international collections (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment, Animal & Human Health
Region:Europe
European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
EFSA Risk Assessment PublicationsEFSA publications on GMO risk assessment
Risk Assessment Documents (1st Level)

Searchable international collections (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment, Animal & Human Health
Region:World
International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA)

International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA)
ISAAA GM Approval DatabaseISAAA presents an easy to use database of Biotech/GM crop approvals for various biotechnology stakeholders. It features the Biotech/GM crop events and traits that have been approved for commercialisation and planting and/or for import for food and feed use with a short description of the crop and the trait.  Entries in the database were sourced principally from Biosafety Clearing House of approving countries and from country regulatory websites.
Risk Assessment Documents (1st Level)

Searchable international collections (2nd Level)

Topic: General
Region:World
Center for Environmental Risk Assessment (CERA)

Center for Environmental Risk Assessment (CERA)
GM Crop DatabaseCERA's database of safety information (formerly hosted by AGBIOS) includes not only plants produced using recombinant DNA technologies (e.g., genetically engineered or transgenic plants), but also plants with novel traits that may have been produced using more traditional methods, such as accelerated mutagenesis or plant breeding. These latter plants are only regulated in Canada.
Risk Assessment Documents (1st Level)

National Competent Authorities (2nd Level)

Topic: Animal & Human Health
Region:Oceania
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)
FSANZ Applications to Change the CodeA list of all applications is available in the document below. The list indicates the date of the final consideration of each application by the Board and if gazetted, the Amendment Gazette number.
Risk Assessment Documents (1st Level)

National Competent Authorities (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment
Region:Americas
USA Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS)

USA Department of Agriculture - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA-APHIS)
Determinations of Nonregulated Status and PetitionsAll pending petitions and completed determinations previously made available for public comment.
Risk Assessment Documents (1st Level)

National Competent Authorities (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment, Animal & Human Health
Region:Americas
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Decision Documents – Determination of Environmental and Livestock Feed SafetyDecision documents for plants with novel traits
Risk Assessment Documents (1st Level)

National Competent Authorities (2nd Level)

Topic: Animal & Human Health
Region:Americas
USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

USA Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Biotechnology Consultations on Food from GE Plant VarietiesThe inventory lists all completed Biotechnology consultations on Genetically Engineered foods evaluated under FDA’s 1992 Statement of Policy: Foods Derived from New Plant Varieties . Completed Consultations on Foods from Genetically Engineered Plants describes the information categories available in this inventory
Risk Assessment Documents (1st Level)

National Competent Authorities (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment
Region:Americas
USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Current & Previously Registered Section 3 PIP RegistrationsThe registered PIPs are also listed with the rest of the genetically engineered crop plants intended for food or feed that have been reviewed by other USA agencies.
Information Supporting Risk Assessment (1st Level)

Host Organism (2nd Level)

Topic: Animal & Human Health
Region:World
International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)

International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI)
Crop Composition DatabaseThe ILSI Crop Composition Database represents a compilation of crop analyses from a number of companies engaged in agricultural life sciences. Through ILSI, the participants have standardized and pooled their crop data in order to make the data available to scientists from academia, government agencies, and industry, and to the general public.
Information Supporting Risk Assessment (1st Level)

Host Organism (2nd Level)

Topic: Animal & Human Health
Region:World
World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization (WHO)
Global Environment Monitoring System - Food Contamination Monitoring and Assessment Programme (GEMS/Food)Several important streams of data related to food consumption and food contamination are included in GEMS/Food: Per capita food consumption; Individual food consumption, and; Concentration of chemicals in food.
Information Supporting Risk Assessment (1st Level)

Host Organism (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment, Animal & Human Health
Region:Oceania
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR), Australia

Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR), Australia
Biology DocumentsThese documents are written to inform the Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plans (RARMPs) that are prepared in response to applications for dealings involving intentional release (DIRs). The biology documents provide an overview of baseline biology information relevant to risk assessment of genetically modified forms of the species that may be released into the Australian environment.
Information Supporting Risk Assessment (1st Level)

Host Organism (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment, Animal & Human Health
Region:Americas
Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
Biology Documents - Companion Documents for Directive 94-08Biology documents are companion documents to Directive 94-08 (Dir94-08), Assessment Criteria for Determining Environmental Safety of Plants with Novel Traits. A biology document is intended to provide background information on the biology of a particular plant species, its centres of origin, its related species, the potential for gene introgression from the plant into relatives, as well as details on the life forms with which it interacts. The conclusions drawn in a biology document only relate to plants with no novel traits of the species in question.
Information Supporting Risk Assessment (1st Level)

Host Organism (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment, Animal & Human Health
Region:Asia
Indian Department of Biotechnology (DBT)

Indian Department of Biotechnology (DBT)
Series of Crop Specific Biology DocumentsThe Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) have initiated the preparation of a “Series of Crop Specific Biology Documents” for use as reference in evaluation of genetically engineered (GE) crops.
Information Supporting Risk Assessment (1st Level)

Host Organism (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment
Region:World
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Consensus Documents for the Work on Harmonisation of Regulatory Oversight in Biotechnology: Biology DocumentsThese consensus documents comprise technical information for use during the regulatory assessment of products of biotechnology and are intended to be mutually recognised among OECD Member countries. They focus on the biology of organisms (such as plants, trees or micro-organisms) or introduced novel traits.
Information Supporting Risk Assessment (1st Level)

Host Organism (2nd Level)

Topic: Environment, Animal & Human Health
Region:Africa