Thursday, 21 May 2009

EU: Genetically modified micro-organisms (GMMs)

On the basis of Article 175(1) of the Treaty establishing the European Community (TEC) a recast Directive has been issued on the contained use of GMMs:


Directive 2009/41/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 May 2009 on the contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms (Recast).



This text, with EEA relevance, was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) 21.5.2009 L 125/75.

The aim of Directive 2009/41 is:


Article 1

This Directive lays down common measures for the contained use of genetically modified micro-organisms with a view to protecting human health and the environment.


Ralf Grahn