The smile on Mutale's face taught me one more important reason for the wisdom of Zambia's rejection of genetically modified organism (GMO
) crops coming into our country.
The EU had a de facto moratorium on all GMO
products until 2004.
THAILAND'S CABINET in August overturned a decision by Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, arrived at only 10 days earlier, to authorize the planting of crops containing generically modified organisms (GMOs
), Reuters reports.
Other Asian countries, such as Japan and South Korea, are still in the formulation stages of their GMO
and non-GMO maize and soybean samples were sent to independent laboratory Kogenebiotech Co., LTD (Seoul, Korea) for GMO
Khan was of the view that Pakistan should approve GMO
corn for cultivation as it would help increase the yield and enable farmers to earn more.
Bosnia and Herzegovina, together with 14 countries in the Danube Region, has participated in the development of "Produced without GMO
Standard" for the Danube Region and the first country in the region that has adopted the national GNO Guidelines on the basis of this standard.
Altaf Shakoor said the GMO
seeds have already devastated our cotton crop.
Expressing concern over media reports that a delegation representing 65 US companies recently visited Pakistan and reportedly tried to ensure introduction of GMO
corn seeds in Pakistan.
He said it is being reported that the government officials at high level are meeting with GMO
lobby and assuring them to give them a dominant share in the Pakistani seed market.
As of next year, when the food safety law undergoes changes, GMO
food will be produced, exported and imported in Macedonia.
The Non-GMO Project offers independent verification for products made according to rigorous best practices for GMO
(genetically modified organisms) avoidance.