GM food ban in schools passes first legislative review

Taiwan Today
Date: December 1, 2015

The first review of a draft bill amending Taiwan’s School Health Act to prohibit

An amendment currently under review at the Legislature would ban genetically modified foods from educational institutions at all levels across the nation. (Courtesy of New Taipei City Government)

An amendment currently under review at the Legislature would ban genetically modified foods from educational institutions at all levels across the nation. (Courtesy of New Taipei City Government)

genetically modified foods from local campuses passed the Legislature Nov. 30 in Taipei City.

Under the regulations, GM ingredients or processed foods containing such produce would be banned from educational institutions at all levels across the nation. The prohibited items would include generic GM soybeans and derivatives such as bean curd, soy milk and tofu.

“The Ministry of Education will join hands with the Ministry of Health and Welfare to plan ahead accordingly,” Education Minister Wu Se-hwa said in response to the proposed amendment.  [FULL  STORY]

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