7 Jun 2017

New Caledonia tightens GMO restrictions

2:55 pm on 7 June 2017

New Caledonia has further restricted the importation of genetically modified organisms.

The government has followed advice of a committee on plant protection and banned all GMO seeds and plants, including those destined for animal feed.

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The ban earlier applied to modified fruits and grain seeds only.

A certificate will be required for imported plants to certify they are GMO-free.

The government said the new restrictions were in line with regulations in force in the European Union.

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