GMO news related to Turkey

18.12.2013 |

Turkish State Council Cancels Import of GM Corn MON810 and MON810x88017

The Turkish Council of State has cancelled the import of two genetically modified (GM) corn varieties following a lawsuit filed by the ‘No to GMO Platform’. In light of this ruling, the re-evaluation of all GMOs approved for import should be re-evaluated and their approval should be revoked according to Greenpeace Turkey. The Turkish Biosecurity Council had allowed the import and use as animal feed of 16 GM corn and 3 GM soy varieties despite a public outcry in Turkey.