miércoles, enero 27, 2010

Monitoring Environmental Impact of GMOs in South Africa

The ACB has recently lodged an objection to Syngenta's application for the commercial release of its GM maize GA21, and we have also today lodged an application with the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) for a full environmental impact assessment for this GM maize to be conducted. To date, despite more than ten years of commercial growing of GMOs, the South African government still has to call for an EIA for any GMO release. We have in the past made several representations to the SA government for EIAs to be conducted but these have to date, been unsuccessful.

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