Across the world, attempts at regulating the processes and products of recombinant DNA technologies, including genetically modified organisms (GMOs) had their origins in the famous Asilomar Conference in 1975. In this conference, scientists who had been involved in developing these revolutionary technologies gathered to discuss the potential dangers of creating GMOs, and they decided to implement a self-imposed moratorium on such research until more details became available from carefully planned experiments on the potential risks and consequences
of the GMO technologies.