JAPAN: New GM law will not alter stand against StarLink
Despite Japan's decision to allow food products to contain up to 5% of approved genetically modified crops to be labelled as non-genetically altered food, the government will not change its stance against letting StarLink corn into the country. An official at the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries stressed on Thursday that the new rule does not apply to bans on unapproved biotech crop varieties, such as StarLink corn. "Only grades approved as safe should be on the (Japanese) market," she said.
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