Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO)

A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism (except human beings) whose hereditary material has been changed by a genetic modification using one of the techniques that are defined by a legal regulation and capable of reproducing or transferring hereditary material.

The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety covers the treatment of genetically modified organisms at the international level. Information exchange is assured through the Czech Biosafety Clearing-House, comprising National Contacts, Acts, Regulations and Guidelines, Decisions, Co-existence, Other Resources, Reporting and Relevant Links.

The Act No. 78/2004 Coll. (PDF, 208 kB ), on the Use of Genetically Modified Organisms and Genetic Products, as amended.

Decree of the Ministry of the Environment No. 209/2004 (PDF, 318 kB ), on Detailed Conditions for the Use of Genetically Modified Organisms and Genetic Products.

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