Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms Under the Resource Management Act 1991

23 May 2014 |

Introduction
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.