The Ministry of Environment hosted a National “Sensitisation Workshop on Biosafety”. Barbados has been a Party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety since September 2003 and is committed to raising public awareness on issues involving the release of LMO’s (Living Modified Organisms). These issues include the potential impacts on human health and the environment as well as establishing practical rules and procedures for regulating the movement of LMOs.
The objective of the workshop was to raise awareness of biosafety in general, the Cartagena Protocol and the implementation of national biosafety frameworks in the Caribbean Sub-Region. (more…)