Regulation of The Commercial Uses of Microorganisms
Published Online: 15 APR 2003
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. All rights reserved.
Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals
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Glass, D. J. 2003. Regulation of The Commercial Uses of Microorganisms. Encyclopedia of Agrochemicals. .
- Published Online: 15 APR 2003
A large variety of microorganisms, including many genetically engineered microorganisms (GEMs), are used commercially because of advances in modern biology. However, many of these commercial applications, particularly those intended for use in the environment, are subject to governmental health and safety regulations. These regulations have largely been established in response to the scientific debate that followed the first proposals to use engineered microorganisms in open field-testing.
- genetically engineered microorganisms;
- biotechnology regulation;
- Federal Coordinated Regulatory Framework;
- microbial pesticide regulations;
- Environmental Protection Agency;
- Toxic Substances Control Act;
- European Union