Explosive results from a new French study conducted on the long-term health impacts of genetically modified (GM) foods published in the peer reviewed journal 'Food and Toxicology' last week, suggest that consumers in South Africa face a very serious threat from one of their staple foods.
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South Africa is the only country that has allowed the genetic modification (GM) of its staple food - maize.
The ACB and several organisations and individuals have sent an open letter to
Ms. Tina Joemat-Pettersson Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for
the immediate banning of all RR maize in SA following the release of the
This briefing paper forms part of a series of briefing papers on glyphosate to be released later this year by the African Centre for Biosafety (ACB).
During May 2012, the South African GMO authorities1 approved Dow Chemical's highly controversial GM maize variety, DAS-40278-9 for import into South Africa for direct use as food, feed and processing.