The decision, issued Wednesday by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, will take effect 60 days after its signing. All herbicides containing glyphosate are forbidden from being produced in or imported into Vietnam. Products containing glyphosate still circulating in the market would be allowed to be sold or used for up to one year from the day the decision takes effect, after which they would be collected and destroyed, said Hoang Trung, head of the Plant Protection Department. It is estimated that Vietnam still has about five million liters of glyphosate in circulation. Glyphosate is the world’s most widely used ingredient in weed killers. In Vietnam, the substance is contained in products of 104 brands that have been registered since 1994. Last month, a San Francisco federal court ruled that Roundup, a glyphosate-based weed killer produced by American agrochemical giant Monsanto, could cause cancer. The finding was a unanimous jury decision, Reuters reported. … [Read more...] about Vietnam officially bans cancer-causing herbicides
Gmo genetically modified organisms
Over one million tonnes of animal feed in Europe could be contaminated by banned genetically modified organisms contained in a vitamin-based additive, French newspaper Le Monde reported on Friday (Nov 23). Eight tonnes of a vitamin B2 additive produced by a genetically modified strain of the Bacillus subtilis bacteria had been sold in Europe and could have contaminated from 800,000 to 1.6 million tonnes of animal feed. (Photo: AFP/Josep Lago) Citing a memo from Dutch health authorities, Le Monde said that eight tonnes of a vitamin B2 additive produced by a genetically modified strain of the Bacillus subtilis bacteria had been sold in Poland, Italy and the Netherlands between April and June. The additive, also known as riboflavin (80 per cent), is used in the feed of cattle, pigs and poultry. Because only a small amount of additive is used, the amount of feed that may have been contaminated could run from 800,000 to 1.6 million tonnes, Le Monde quoted the Dutch authorities as … [Read more...] about Over 1m tonnes of animal feed in Europe may contain banned GMOs: report
On October 26th 2018, at TTC Group Head Office (253 Hoang Van Thu St., Ward 2, Tan Binh Dist., Ho Chi Minh City), TTC Attapeu Sugar Cane Sole CO., Ltd - a member of Thanh Thanh Cong Bien Hoa JSC (TTC Sugar) has signed the strategic partnership with ED&F Man Sugar (UK) about the consumption of organic sugar produced in Laos and exporting TTC Sugar products in the fiscal year 2018-2019 to European market. Accordingly, TTC Attapeu and ED&F Man Sugar signed the Memorandum of Understanding about supplying and consuming products, including Organic Golden Cane Sugar and Golden Cane Sugar in the next 5 years. The Organic Golden Cane Sugar is produced by TTC Attapeu factory in the fiscal year 2018-2019, following the organic standard from planting to processing. This product uses no GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) breed, no chemical fertilizers or chemical pest control, no bleaching powder or other chemicals, following the standard of ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001: 2004, FSSC, HALAL, … [Read more...] about Strategic partnership signing ceremony between TTC Sugar & ED&F Man Sugar
Phạm Hồng Dương (left), TTC Sugar’s chairman, and Joaquin Munoz, commercial director of ED&F Man Sugar, sign a MOU on consuming TTC Attapeu’s organic sugar for the next five years in HCM City on October 26. — VNS PhotoViet Nam News HCM CITY — TTC Attapeu Sugar Cane Sole Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of Thành Thành Công Biên Hòa JSC (TTC Sugar), will export its sugar to the European market following an agreements with the UK’s ED&F Man Sugar. The British company, the world’s third largest sugar merchant, signed two memorandums of understandings on October 26 for buying products TTC Attapeu makes in Laos, including organic golden cane sugar and golden cane sugar, for the next five years and exporting TTC Sugar’s products from the 2018-19 sugarcane crop to the European market. Organic golden cane sugar is produced by TTC Attapeu to organic standards from planting to processing, … [Read more...] about TTC Sugar inks deal with UK firm
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam permitted the growing of GMO (genetically modified organisms) in the country in 2015, but GMO food began penetrating the domestic market a long time before. In 2010, MARD began testing seven GMO maize varieties In 2010, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) begin testing seven GMO maize varieties, including three from Sygenta, three from Mosanto and one from Pioneer Hibred Vietnam. As such, Vietnam became the 29th country in the world growing GMO insect- resistant maize on a large scale. Scientists estimate that the total GMO growing area would amount to 30-50 percent of the area of newly cultivated maize, cotton and soybean. RELATED NEWS Farmers optimistic about genetically modified maize Growing GM corn should rest with farmers Thanh Lich … [Read more...] about When did GMO food appear on the Vietnamese dining table?