Consider the following statements:

  1. The Cartagena Protocol is an international agreement to ensure the safe handling of living modified organisms
  2. The Protocol establishes a  Biosafety Clearing-House to facilitate the exchange of information on living modified organisms

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity is an international agreement which aims to ensure the safe handling, transport and use of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on biological diversity, taking also into account risks to human health.

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