Turkey suspends official who falsely reported GMO in rice, stirring scare

The following is an edited excerpt.

There is no genetically modified rice that is being traded in the world and there is none in Turkey, Food, Agriculture, and Animal Husbandry minister Mehdi Eker firmly stated last Thursday.

Eker said the İstanbul Technical University (İTÜ), which in a report said that GMOs were detected in rice seized at the border, was guilty of releasing an erroneous report. He said İTÜ later announced that the report was invalid, and even the individual in charge of the report was suspended indefinitely.

Read the original article in its entirety here: Agriculture minister denies reports on GMO in rice


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