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Record ID
Date of creation
2018-05-23 16:03 UTC (sophie.leenhardt@developpement-durable.gouv.fr)
Date of publication
2018-05-28 18:59 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

General information
Name of the Organization
Haut Conseil des biotechnologies
Haut Conseil des biotechnologies (HCB)
244, boulevard Saint-Germain 
France, 75007
Phone:+33 1 44 49 84 67
Url:www.hautconseildesbi otechnologies.fr
Contact Information
Type of organization
  • Government agency
  • Government agency (National/federal)
Thematic areas
Risk assessment
Ethic and socio economic considerations
Geographical area(s) of Operations
  • Europe - Western Europe
Organization’s profile
The High Council for Biotechnology is an independent body whose role is to inform public decision-making. Reporting to the ministries responsible for the environment, agriculture, research, health and consumer affairs, it delivers opinions on all biotechnology-related issues, including genetically modified organisms (GMOs). HCB is unusual in Europe because it consists of two committees: a Scientific Committee (SC) and an Economic, Ethical and Social Committee (EESC). This model stems from the Grenelle environment consultation, which underlined the importance of assessing not only the environmental and health risks of GMOs but also their socio-economic impact.
Organization’s profile link(s)
Laboratory for detection and identification of LMOs
Is this organization a laboratory or does it include a laboratory for the detection/ identification of LMOs?