Vietnam: GM crops need legal framework for growth

The director of the Viet Nam Institute of Agriculture Genetics, Dr Le Dinh Luong, has said Viet Nam must develop an appropriate legal framework to guide the cultivation and use of genetically modified organisms (GMO) in food production.

Speaking at a Consultative Workshop in the capital city on Wednesday, Luong addressed the need help the government manage the use of GMO and develop legal parameters for scientific research.

The workshop also considered a draft Circular on procedures to certify genetically modified organisms used in food and animal feed production.

“In reality, GMOs have been used in our country for around ten years, however, the application of genetically modified crop technology in production is still undergoing field trials to assess the efficiency and risks,” Luong said.

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