Growing concerns over genetically modified foods in the Pacific
Concerns over GM crops are also gaining momentum in the Pacific. New Caledonia has recently banned imports of GM cereal and fruit seeds and local association, GMO Free Pacific is pushing for labelling of GM foods.
GMO Free Pacific's President Frederic Guerin is concerned about the lack of information about GM seeds in the Pacific. He says most seeds are imported and farmers do not know whether
they are planting hybrids or GM seeds...
Interview of Frédéric GUERIN of STOP OGM Pacifique in New Caledonia HERE.
The downside of genetically-modified advances in Pacific
The group, based in New Caledonia, argues that imported genetically-modified seeds could become a threat to agro-biodiversity and indigenous crops in the Pacific.
Interview of Claire CHAUVET of STOP OGM Pacifique in New Caledonia HERE.