Application of biotechnologies to agriculture and the agro-food industry
One of the recommendations of this report has had concrete results. Mr Daniel Chevallier had recommended that the embodiment into French law of two European directives concerning the controlled use and deliberate dissemination of genetically modified organisms should be the subject of legislation, allowing parliament the opportunity to intervene in this sensitive area. The government accepted this request and Mr Daniel Chevallier was the rapporteur for this legislation on behalf of the production and trade committee. This report has had other sequels: first, the Office jointly organised an information day on biotechnologies, using this report as a basis, together with the Agriculture Committee of the Council of Europe’s parliamentary assembly. Secondly, the Office was invited by the Bureau of the National Assembly to conduct a study on biodiversity and the conservation of the genetic heritage, a topic that had been the subject of a chapter of the "biotechnologies" report.
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Office Parlementaire d´Evaluation des Choix Scientifiques et Technologiques of the French Parliament (OPECST)