Biotech Updates

South African Media Participate in GM Crop Field Tour

May 25, 2012

Media practioners from broadcast and print media agencies, together with some farmers from the Swaziland Farmers Union, participated in the educational tour of GM crop fields in Mpumalanga, South Africa. The educational tour organized by Swaziland Environmental Authority (SEA) and the University of Swaziland (UNISWA) aimed to inform the media about crop biotechnology, gave them first hand experience on how South Africa has been benefiting from the technology.

UNISWA professor Abednego Dlamini gave a lecture on the benefits of GM crops and explained the issues about biotechnology. SEA legal counsel, Constance Dlamini, informed the participants that a biosafety bill is currently being discussed in Parliament, which will eventually provide the necessary regulations for GM crops in South Africa.

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