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U-turn on GM in Turkey

| August 23, 2012

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Turkey’s Food and Beverage Associations Federation (TGDF) has withdrawn applications to import 29 genetically modified (GM) food items due to negative public reaction, according to a press release yesterday. TGDF has officially withdrawn the applications with a letter to the Food and Agriculture Ministry, it said in the press release.

The ministry had repeatedly said it would not allow imports of GM food. Turkey only imports certain items of GM feed for animals. “TGDF has called on those responsible for biological security to put an end to lingering public concerns and confusion, demanded that steps be taken to solve problems deriving from the spread [of GM elements], and withdrawn its applications,” read the statement.

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