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Overview of Biotechnology

Overview of Biotechnology by Tania John : Hungarian engineer, Karl Ereky, first coined the term biotechnology back in 1919. It can be summarized as the manipulation of living organisms to produce goods and services. Biotechnology as defined by the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999: "The application of science and engineering in the direct and ...

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Regulation of Biotechnology in Canada

Regulation of Agricultural Biotechnology in Canada by Parnaz Kakhbod : The most important aim for regulating new products is setting standards for the safety and efficacy for protecting human, animal and environmental health. Regulation also maintains international quality and safety standard which prepare facilities for trading. The Canadian Food inspection agency is the ...

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Regulation of Biotechnology in the UK

Regulation of Biotechnology in the UK by Niloufar Eslami : Biotechnology and GMOs Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) are microorganisms, plants and animals whose genetic formation has been altered by genetic engineering technology. In the UK, these applications, research and developments from the laboratory to the market is subject to regulation. The regulations are set ...

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Comparison of Canada and the UK

Comparison of Biotechnology Regulations - Canada versus the United Kingdom by Pooneh Piri : Risk Assessment In Canada, Health Canada and the CFIA are responsible for the assessment and approval of GM Foods under the Foods and Drug Act, using the theory of substantial equivalence. Please refer to Table 1 for the various ...

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Conclusions and The Future of Biotechnology Regulations

Conclusions and The Future of Biotechnology Regulations by Veda Contram Seetanah : The responsible use of biotechnology can bring health benefits to Canadians. As the benefits of science may be accompanied by risks, Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have the joint responsibility to determine that biotechnology- derived products ...

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