Crop Biotech Update

FAS-GAIN Report in Biotechnology in Malaysia

December 10, 2010

The Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report on Malaysia –Biotechnology GE Plants and Animals has recently been published by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. The six-page report prepared by Raymond Hoh was sourced from various collaborators and contacts in Malaysia. The report highlights the fact that, " in July 2010, Malaysian Ministry of Health posted amendments to their regulations that will require strict mandatory labeling of food and food ingredients obtained through modern biotechnology. It is uncertain when these requirements will be implemented. "

The Report can be downloaded at http://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/Biotechnology%20-%20GE%20Plants%20and%20Animals_Kuala%20Lumpur_Malaysia_10-29-2010.pdf