There are signs that the EU is being forced into a major rethink on its stance against genetically modified (GM) food. This will open more trade opportunities for countries that have adopted GM agriculture, like SA. There are signs that the EU is being forced into a major rethink on its stance against genetically modified (GM) food. This will open more trade opportunities for countries that have adopted GM agriculture, like SA.Willy de Greef, secretary-general of EuropaBio - which represents the European private sector in biotechnological research - says politically charged issues such as threats to food security, climate change and industry's push for renewable raw materials will force Europe into step with the US and the rest of the world."These changes force a fundamental rethink of agricultural policies," De Greef told an AfricaBio seminar in Centurion this week. He says the economic success GM crops have enjoyed in other parts of the world, along with scientific evidence, will...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now