By: Hsu Chih-wei and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, Nov. 30 (CNA) The Legislative Yuan on Monday passed an initial review of
amendments to the School Health Act that would prohibit vendors from supplying schools with genetically modified food ingredients or processed foods with such ingredients.
The amendments still have to pass two more readings before they become law.
Education Minister Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) told reporters that his ministry is very concerned about students’ health and has encouraged schools to prioritize the use of locally grown farm produce and food ingredients.
Wu said many schools are promoting agro-food education or food and farming education and encouraging students to grow vegetables and fruit, which is in line with the concept of good health. [FULL STORY]