10 SOPs to detect living modified organisms

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The Biosafety Department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is expected to introduce ten standard operating procedures (SOPs) to detect living modified organisms (LMOs) in the country under its enforcement activities in the next four months.

Its minister, Datuk Seri Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar (pix)announced this during the National Biosafety Seminar which aims to create awareness on biosafety and the role played by various stakeholders to implement the National Biosafety Act 2007.

To implement the SOPs, the department will introduce sampling procedures for LMO products. There