The objects of this Act are -
(a) to facilitate responsible research into, and minimize the risks
may be posed by, genetically modified organisms;
(b) to ensure an adequate level of protection for the safe
handling and use ofgenetically modified organisms that
may have an adverse effect on the health of the people and the
(c) to establish a transparent,science - based and predictable
process for reviewing and making decisions on the transfer,
handling and use of genetically modified organisms and related
Scope of the Act: (1) The requirements of this Act are in addition
requirements imposed by any other Act.
(2) This Act shall not apply to genetically modified organisms that
pharmaceuticals for human use.