Critics say South Africa bowed to biotechs in voting against call for GMO ban

11/30/2004 | Cape Times (South Africa)

Critics accused South Africa's government of bowing to pressure from multinational biotech companies when its delegates were ordered to refuse to support a move by a world group to call for a ban on GMOs. A government official said South Africa declined to join the effort by the World Conservation Union because the proposed statement was not properly constructed. He said the government wants the group to consider calls for a ban based on scientific evidence.

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