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Consumers win GM labelling victory!

This just in from the African Centre for Biosafety:

Consumers in South Africa have won a hard earned victory with regard
to the labelling of genetically modified (GM) foods. Yesterday, the
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) published draft amendments to
the regulations governing the labelling of GM food. According to the
draft amendments, all locally produced and imported food containing 5%
or more GM ingredients or components must be labelled as “contains
genetically modified ingredients or components”. The food industry
has to date, taken the view that current GM labelling laws are
ambiguous and do not apply to processed food.

General Planting and Sowing Guide for South Africa

Do you ever wonder what to sow at which time of the year? Help is at hand in the form of a wonderful guide which I found in the bookshelf of a good friend! It is well worth buying the book, for now though, see a summary of the general sowing and planting guide for South Africa below. Happy Planting!

South Africans call for immediate ban on GM maize after shocking cancer study

Explosive results from a new French study conducted on the long-term
health impacts of genetically modified (GM) foods published in the
peer reviewed journal 'Food and Toxicology' last week, suggest that
consumers in South Africa face a very serious threat from one of their
staple foods.