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‘Jordan will not allow entry of genetically modified seeds’

By JT - Jun 22,2017 - Last updated at Jun 22,2017

AMMAN — Agriculture Minister Khaled Hneifat on Wednesday said that genetically modified (GM) seeds will not be allowed into the Kingdom, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The minister’s remarks came after unconfirmed reports circulated on social media about a company “importing GM seeds”.

The minister stressed that the company is registered at the ministry in July 2016 and, like all other companies, is subject to continuous monitoring.

 

 

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How has Jordan said they will not allow entry of GM seeds if there are Monsanto crops all over Airport Road?? Monsanto also has it's Middle East branch located in Amman...

GOOD POLICY BUT HOW ARE WE SURE THAT IT IS NOT ALREADY THERE?. ARE WE TALKING ABOUT COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURAL COMPANIES OR PRIVATE FIRMS. GIVE THE WAY THE WORLD ACTS AND DO BUSINESS TODAY, IT IS VERY HIGHLY UNLIKELY THAT THERE IS ANY DEVELOPING COUNTRY TODAY THAT DOES NOT HAVE A SIGNIFICANT GENETIC MODIFIED SEEDS AND PRODUCTS UNLESS SUCH COUNTRIES DO NOT ACCEPT ANY FORM OF INTERNATIONAL AIDS OF ANY KIND. AND SO MY IN LAWS, CONDUCT A RANDOM SURVEY WHICH ANY UNIVERSITY IN JORDAN CAN EASILY DO. IN A NUT SHELL, ITS TOO LATE FOR THIS BAN.

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