Namibians eat unapproved GM maize products

| February 19, 2013 |

Maize meal sold in some shops in Namibia is derived from genetically modified organisms (GMOs), a recent test has revealed.

Moreover, unsuspecting Namibian consumers are being charged at least an 8 percent “GMO free premium” on maize products under the pretext the maize brand does not contain any GMOs. The agronomic industry is operating under an agreement it refers to as the ‘marketing agreement’ through which the price of maize is fixed.

The Namibia Consumer Trust (NCT) had after years of suspicion of wrongdoing in the agronomic sector, sent some samples of three maize-based products for testing in a lab at the University of the Free State in South Africa.

View the original article here: Namibia: We Eat Genetically Modified Maize Products