ACGT participates in food safety discussions in India

The need to stimulate an enabling environment for the development and introduction of GM (genetically modified) crops by Asian countries, based on their own identified priorities, was recently a key point of discussion at a food safety course in India.

Representatives from India, Indonesia, Philippines and Bangladesh attended the USAID funded Asia Region Food Safety course held in New Delhi from June 2-5 this year.

ACGT Director, Prof Jane Morris, attended as a resource participant, following an invitation from the Michigan State University, and gave a presentation on South Africa’s experience with GMO food safety using the Bt maize as a case study. She also participated in discussions to determine priorities for action in the participating Asian countries.