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Egypt says no GM food exports or imports

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vrijdag 14 augustus 2009

CAIRO (Reuters) - Any agricultural imports to Egypt must have a certificate from the country of origin that the product is not genetically modified and the rule will also apply to Egyptian exports, the official news agency said on Wednesday.

The debate in Egypt over food quality has become politically heated after some Russian wheat was rejected over quality concerns. Members of parliament have been calling for stricter rules and greater agricultural self sufficiency.

Traders expressed surprise at the move, saying some of Egypt's main food imports at the moment included genetically modified products.

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Bron: reuters.com

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