Contained use of genetically modified plants

The provisions of the Gene Technology Act concerning GMMs are applied to the contained use of GM plants. The use of GM plants is also classified into classes 1-4 on the basis of the risk assessment. The containment and protection measures in use must guarantee that no GM plant can spread into the environment and that no GM plant can cross with cultured or wild relative species. The containment measures can be based, for example, on the prevention of flowering of the GM plants in the flowering season of species crossable with the GM plants in the same environment.

Instructions on contained use of GM plants

Instructions on the contained use of GM plants are currently available only in Finnish.