Biodiversity meetings held in Japan

Oct. 11, 2010 at 5:34 PM

NAGOYA, Japan, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- An agreement on compensation for damage to biological diversity from genetically modified crops was discussed at a conference in Japan, officials say.

At a meeting of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety in Nagoya, participating countries agreed on a supplementary protocol to allow importing countries to call on operators who bring in damage-causing genetically modified organisms to take necessary restorative measures, Kyodo News reported Monday.

The meeting wraps up Friday.

About 8,000 people from government, industrial and civilian sectors are expected to attend another series of biodiversity talks including the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, or COP10, held on Oct 18-29, the newspaper said.

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