GMO

You are encouraged to provide written comments in support of or objection to the Application for the General Release of glyphosate resistant genetically modified maize into the South African environment.

Should you be unsure, please read the live comments, summary, media or resource documents below the form.  Closing date is midnight 12 September 2018.

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LIVE COMMENT FEED

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Mari
No to the GMO release.
Absolutely and emphatically NO. Maize is the staple food of the nation and, knowing the health and environmental risks, Government will embark on a genocide of epic proportion!

The people concocting these notions will, likely, all be dead when the full effect of the outcome is evident. Proudly brought upon you by the ANC - middle finger to them all ??????
Ian
No to the GMO release.
not healthy
Isak
No to the GMO release.
That is the way of killing the human race slowly but surely.
Roelien
No to the GMO release.
We do not want Glyphosate in our food as it causes cancer. Non GMO food only. Ban all GMO foods from our country!
Jacques
No to the GMO release.
No thanks we don't want GMO products

SUMMARY

  • Maize is a staple food for majority of South Africans.
  • Pioneer Hi-Bred RSA (Pty) Ltd (DuPont Pioneer) hereby informs the public of its intention to submit applications for the general release of genetically modified maize into the South African environment.
  • Two genetically modified types have been bred to produce a new herbicide and insecticide resistant maize.
    • one is from Dow and resistant to glufosinate-amonium herbicide and insects
    • the other is from Monsanto and resistant to glyphosate (Round UP)
  • The general release application is intended to allow the planting of the new GMO maize in many commercial maize growing regions to use the SA environment as a testing ground to produce GM seeds which will not be commercially available.
  •  this application is to bulk up seed which will be sprayed with glufosinate-amonium herbicide and Monsanto’s glyphosate (Round Up).

MEDIA

  • 702 interview with African Centre for Biodiversity’s Executive Director Mariam Mayet [listen]
call for comment on GMO maize for SA environment

DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTS

Download the GMO Presentation by the DTi

Download the Genetically Modified Organisms Act

GMO Maize in South Africa

Important to note; this is not a petition but is the first step in an essential Participative Democracy process protected under the SA Constitution. Your comment is immediately sent as a unique email to the designated government representative and must, by law, be individually acknowledged and considered. Had this been a petition, all comments would be seen as a single submission. This process forms a solid foundation for a legal case should the necessity arise.

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