Search OCA
Get Local!

Bosnia Rejects US Corn Aid Shipment Tainted by GE

U.S. Withdraws Genetically Engineered Corn - Animal Feed
Donation After Bosnia's Hesitation
((SARAJEVO, Jan 30, 2001 -- (Agence France Presse))
http://www.centraleurope.com/bosniatoday/news.php3?id=273802

The United States has withdrawn a four million dollar donation of
genetically engineered (GE) corn for animal feed after Bosnian officials
hesitated to approve it over fears of health risks for humans, the embassy
said here Tuesday. The U.S. embassy said in a statement that the shipment
of the corn could not be delivered, as Bosnian officials had failed to take
delivery of it. In the statement the U.S. embassy said it was
"disappointed" that governments of both entities -- Serbs' Republika Srpska
and the Muslim-Croat federation -- "could not decide in a timely fashion to
accept its donation of 40,000 metric of corn for animal feed." The
donation was aimed at helping the country recover from a drought that hit
local harvests last year. Last week Federation government officials
expressed concern over the donated corn and demanded thorough information on
possible effects on both humans and animals. "The inclusion of the
genetically modified corn is not unusual," the U.S. embassy statement said,
adding that "such corn was routinely exported all over the world for human
and animal consumption". The governments of the two entities that
effectively rule Bosnia did not comment on the issue Tuesday. ((c) 2001
Agence France Presse) . END.

Home | News | Organics | GE Food | Health | Environment | Food Safety | Fair Trade | Peace | Farm Issues | Politics
Forum | Español | Campaigns | Buying Guide | Press | Search | Volunteer | Donate | About Us | Contact Us | Email This Page

Organic Consumers Association - 6771 South Silver Hill Drive, Finland MN 55603
E-mail: Staff · Activist or Media Inquiries: 218-226-4164 · Fax: 218-353-7652
Please support our work. Send a tax-deductible donation to the OCA

Fair Use Notice: The material on this site is provided for educational and informational purposes. It may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. It is being made available in an effort to advance the understanding of scientific, environmental, economic, social justice and human rights issues etc. It is believed that this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have an interest in using the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner. The information on this site does not constitute legal or technical advice.
Please Support Our Sponsors!

Organic Valley

Organic
Valley

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soaps

Dr. Bronner's
Magic Soaps

Botani Organic

Botani
Organic

Aloha Bay

Aloha Bay

Eden Organics

Eden Foods

Frey Vineyards

Frey
Vineyards

Intelligent Nutrients

Intelligent
Nutrients