This book aims to give insight into the role a public interest NGO can play, the context within which participation can happen, the breadth of GMO applications, the institutions involved, the trends developing and the tremendous range of issues that have to be grappled with.

Title: Interrogating GMO Decision-Making: Critique of GMO Permit Applications in South Africa 2004-2007 Author: Rose Williams Publisher: African Centre for Biosafety (ACB) ISBN: 978-00620-38907-5 Design and Layout: Lesley Lewis, Inspots


The production and publication of this booklet has been made possible by the generous support received by EED,HIVOS and NORAD Contents Introduction Decoding the names of GMOsExecutive Council decisions on a selection of GMO Applications Objections made by the ACB:

  • GM Cassava
  • GM Cotton
  • GM Grapes
  • GM HIV Vaccine
  • GM Maize
  • GM Maize for food
  • GM Maize for biofuels
  • GM Potatoes
  • GM Rice
  • GM Sorghum
  • GM Sugar
  • GM Wheat
  • GM Wine Yeast

Overview of ACB’s Involvement
Appendix 1
Useful websites
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