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South Africa plans to ease rules regarding GMO crops

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Staff writer ▼ | February 26, 2016
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Crops   South Africa bans commodities with strains not approved by the government

The Effort aims to make it easier for South Africa to import corn from the U.S. and Mexico as it attempts to avert a food crisis.

Pro Farmers First Thing Today reports while nearly 90 percent of the nation’s corn is genetically modified, South Africa bans commodities with strains not approved by the government and it does not allow imports to be stored.

A spokeswoman for the country’s agriculture department says the government plans to allow importers to temporarily store genetically modified corn at pre-designated facilities and that the government is considering applications to register additional GMO varieties that would boost trade with the U.S.


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