Genetically Modified Organisms Steering Committee is a political
advisory body for the development and enforcement of national
regulatory system with respect to biosafety issues. This Committee
consists of members appointed by relevant state authorities (e.g.
Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health), the subordinated
organizations, national biotech industry, NGOs, universities,
The main task of GMOs Steering Committee is to advice national
competent authority, responsible for implementation and enforcement
of national regulatory legal acts, Europe Union regulations and
directives, International binding Agreements (i.e. Cartagena
Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity),
to initiate development and discussions on strategic biotechnology
regulatory programs in environmental protection, health care,
agriculture in order to secure safe level for handling and usage of
genetically modified organisms in Lithuania.