FSC Interpretation on GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms)
Since the FSC Principles and Criteria were adopted in 1995, FSC members have pointed out the weakness of the definition of GMOs. Certification bodies have pointed out the difficulties in ensuring a uniform interpretation of this definition in practice. Forestry enterprises have informed FSC that uncertainties about this policy are one reason why they do not seek certification. This paper is an attempt at clarification.