The training for the new project leaders will be held on 25 June 2015.
Most of the public comments don´t address issues of that specific application. Questions on procedural approach of the Ministry of Environment, which is regulated by the Act, are very common. The Ministry has prepared and published answers to frequently recurring questions.
On 1st January 2013 became effective the amendment of the Act and on 15th April 2013 became effective the amendment of its implementing Decree.
Survey on public awareness about GMO in the context of the Cartagena Protocol - to 3rd August 2012.
Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2001/18/EC as regards the possibility for the Member States to restrict or prohibit the cultivation of GMOs in their territory
A genetically modified organism (GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using techniques in genetics generally known as recombinant DNA technology. Recombinant DNA technology is the ability to combine DNA molecules from different sources into the one molecule in a test tube. Thus, the abilities or the phenotype of the organism, or the proteins it produces, can be altered through the modification of its genes.
The term generally does not cover organisms whose genetic makeup has been altered by conventional cross breeding or by "mutagenesis" breeding, as these methods predate the discovery of the recombinant DNA techniques. Technically speaking, however, such techniques are, by definition, genetic modification.
Examples of GMOs are diverse, and include transgenic experimental animals such as mice, several fish species, transgenic plants, or various microscopic organisms altered for the purposes of genetic research or for the production of pharmaceuticals. The term "genetically modified organism" does not necessarily imply, but does include, transgenic substitution of genes from another species, and research is actively being conducted in this field. For example, genes for fluorescent proteins can be co-expressed with complex proteins in cultured cells to facilitate study by biologists, and modified organisms are used in researching the mechanisms of cancer and other diseases.
Comments on the applications send within a specified time to address pripomienky_GMO@enviro.gov.sk
Requests for disclosure of information (Act no. 211/2000) shall follow the procedure described on the website of the Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic:
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