UNLABELLED FOOD TESTS POSITIVE FOR GM: OUTRAGE AS GM LABELLING LAWS FLOUTED IN SA

PRESS RELEASE FROM THE AFRICAN CENRE FOR BIOSAFETY UNLABELLED FOOD TESTS POSITIVE FOR GM OUTRAGE AS GM LABELLING LAWS FLOUTED IN SA Johannesburg, South Africa, 13 March 2011 The African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) is outraged that several food products, including baby cereal, maize meal consumed as a staple, a renown and heavily promoted dietary [...]

CAUTIOUS WELCOME FOR MANDATORY LABELLING OF GM FOODS

PRESS RELEASE FROM AFRICAN CENTRE FOR BIOSAFETY AND SAFEAGE 5 APRIL 2011, Johannesburg, and Cape Town, South Africa. The African Centre for Biosafety and SAFEAGE cautiously welcome the mandatory labeling regime established by the regulations made in terms of the Consumer Protection Act for GM food. According to Mariam Mayet of the ACB, “the mandatory [...]

Comments on Regulations to the Consumer Protection Act

The African Centre for Biosafety provided detailed comments on section 9 (Labelling of Genetically Modified Foods) in response to the the Department of Trade and Industry’s call for comments on the draft regulations of the Consumer Protection Act. The comments called for an extension of labelling to all foods that contain GM ingredients, for the lowering [...]

1% v 5% threshold – Some Considerations

Countries differ on the maximum amount of GM presence that is allowed in a food product for it to considered GM-Free. The threshold is of greater importance for “non-GM” labeling than that of GM labeling for the following reasons: 1. The % is irrelevant to  companies that will label as ”may contain”  or ”GM” and doesn’t affect what [...]

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