Covid vaccines may need EPA approval, especially with GMO

Covid vaccines may need EPA approval, especially with GMO
Staff reporters
Ministers have been told potential covid-19 vaccines may need approval under New Zealand’s hazardous substance regulatory regime, especially if they are genetically modified.The Environmental Protection Authority’s briefing to incoming ministers says, “there is a strong possibility we will need to consider applications for the import of covid-19 vaccines under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act”.This will depend on whether the proposed vaccine is a new organism, including genetic modification, to NZ. If a vac...

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