The Biosafety Advisory Council advises the Belgian competent
authorities about the safety for human health and the environment
(including genetic and ecological aspects related to biodiversity)
of any activities using LMOs (GMOs), in particular the deliberate
release of LMOs in the environment and the placing on the market of
LMOs, LMO-based or LMO-derived products.
The Council is composed of representatives of the Regional and
Federal competent authorities. It is assisted by experts organized
in thematic ad hoc groups. Its secretariat is ensured by the
Biosafety and Biotechnology Unit (SBB) of the Scientific Institute
of Public Health.