EU educates Thai exporters on GMO regulations

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BANGKOK, Sept 9 — European Union (EU) experts on genetically modified organisms (GMO) were training Thai exporters and academics today to prevent exports of GMO-contaminated products.

Meeting in Nonthaburi, the aim of the seminar was to educate Thailand’s exporters, academics and other concerned parties on EU regulations and restrictions regarding GMO contamination in products exported to EU countries as well as to provide information regarding the EU’s monitoring practices and examining technology for GM plants.

The seminar was initiated by the EU after papaya exports from Thailand were suspected of GMO contamination, prompting the EU to examine GMO testing laboratories in Thailand and start a long-term collaboration concerning GMO technologies in the near future.