Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms Under the Resource Management Act 1991

23 May 14

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are controlled under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 (HSNO). However, a number of local authorities are currently considering inclusion of provisions within policy statements and plans under the Resource Management Act to regulate activities involving genetically modified organisms.

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Prepared by Jonathan Nicolle.