Sri Lanka Bans Genetically Modified Food

Date 2001/5/1 23:46:02 | Topic: Hindu Press International


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COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, May 1, 2001: Joining a growing list of nations, including all in Europe, the Health Ministry of Sri Lanka banned all imports of raw and processed food which have been genetically modified. Importers are complaining that they will not be able to meet the requirements for scientific testing to find such genes as those associated with the Starlink corn, which has been found in other corn seed in America.







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