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GMOs, Deliberate release of

Deliberate release [of GMOs] means any intentional introduction into the environment of a GMO or a combination of GMOs for which no specific containment measures are used to limit their contact with and to provide a high level of safety for the general population and the environment.

Source: EU Directive 2001/18/EC (OJ L106 of 17.04.2001) on the "deliberate release of GMOs into the environment".