SOUTH AFRICAN GOVERNMENT TABLES GM LABELLING LEGISLATION

BY STEVEN SWINDELLS

THE SOUTH African government has tabled legislation compelling food manufacturers to detail what genetically modified (GM) ingredients are used in their products. The local food industry has fought the idea, highlighting cost and processing problems. South Africa is a leading producer of Africa GM maize, used in breakfast cereals. Labelling will require the implementation of separate production, harvesting, storage, handling and processing systems for GM and natural foods and also a validation system. "Not only have consumers ...


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