South Africa waiting for new GMO draft legislation to be adopted.

gmo-label-gmo-foods-620x250On the 9th of October 2012, the Department of Trade and Industry  (DTI) published draft amendments to regulations governing the labeling of genetically modified food in South Africa.  The public had thirty days to comment. According to these draft amendments, all  imported or locally produced food which contains 5% or more genetically modified  components or ingredients, must now be labelled as “contains genetically  modified ingredients or components” which will give consumers the ability to make a more informed choice.

The draft legislation can be accessed here and the public is still waiting for the legislation to be passed as a final bill.

Source

Government Gazette

 

 

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