Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123
RIBEIRO, Isabelle Geoffroy and MARIN, Victor Augustus. The lack of information on Genetically Modified Organisms in Brazil. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.2, pp.359-368. ISSN 1678-4561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232012000200010.
This article presents a review about the labeling of products that have Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), also called transgenic elements in their composition. It addresses the conventions, laws and regulations relating to such products currently governing the market, the adequacy of these existing standards and their acceptance by society. It also examines the importance of the cautionary principle when assessing the application of new technologies or technologies where little is known or where there is no relevant scientific knowledge about the potential risks to the environment, human health and society.
Keywords : Transgenics; Risk; Labeling; Biosecurity.