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close this bookEnabling the Safe Use of Biotechnology Principles and Practice (World Bank, 1996)
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Abbreviations and acronyms

BINAS

Biosafety Information Network and Advisory Service (of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization)

CBD

Convention on Biological Diversity

COP

Conference of the Parties (to the CBD)

CSD

Commission for Sustainable Development

DNA

deoxyribonucleic acid

ESD

environmentally sustainable development

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

GILSP

good industrial large-scale practice

GMAC

Genetic Manipulation Advisory Committee

IACSD

Inter-Agency Committee on Sustainable Development

IBC

institutional biosafety committee

IICA

Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

ISNAR

International Service for National Agricultural Research

ISNAR/IBS

ISNAR/ Intermediary Biotechnology Service

NBC

national biosafety committee

OECD

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

ONT

organism with novel traits

OTA

Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress

PCR

polymerize chain reaction

rDNA

recombinant DNA

UNCED

United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

UNIDO

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

USDA/APHIS

U.S. Department of Agriculture/Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

WHO

World Health Organization