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- The South African government along with much of our agriculture industry has been as enthusiastic about genetic engineering as their US counterparts. - This remains the only country in the world that allows GM varieties of its national staple food white maize – to be grown commercially. - In the 2011/2012 season approximately 72% of all maize seed sold in South Africa was GM .
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BACKGROUND OF GMO’S IN SOUTH AFRICA BACKGROUND OF GMO’S IN SOUTH AFRICA - Currently, genetically modified maize, soya-bean and cotton have been approved for general use in South Africa - All activities related to GMOs are regulated by the Genetically Modified Organisms Act, 1997 (Act No. 15 of 1997). - The GMO Act is administered by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and makes provision for a Registrar, two regulatory bodies, i.e. the Advisory Committee and Executive Council, as well as inspectors .
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How are GMOs regulated in South Africa? How are GMOs regulated in South Africa? - Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) have been permitted in SA since 1992. - In the absence of specific legislation to regulate activities with GMOs, a Committee was established to advise government, industry and the public on the safety of GMOs. - This Committee was known as the South African Committee for Genetic Experimentation . .
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The Genetically Modified Organisms Act, 1997 (Act No, 15 of The Genetically Modified Organisms Act, 1997 (Act No, 15 of 1997 1997 - Was passed by Parliament with the following objectives: • To provide for measures to promote the responsible development, production, use and application of GMOs. • To ensure that all activities involving the use of GMOs (including importation, exportation, transit development, contained use, storage, application, production, release and distribution) are carried out in such a way as to limit possible harmful consequences to the environment and human as well as animal health.
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