Extract from “The TPPA provides for illegal GMO contamination of our food”

At the international level, the UN Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety [a legally-binding international law on biosafety which Malaysia helped establish] and the UN’s Codex Alimentarius Commission recognise the risks posed by GM foods and crops. Both call for a careful prior assessment of each GMO by national authorities in order to evaluate whether or not the particular GMO satisfies the national safety scrutiny.

Malaysia’s Biosafety Act 2007 regulates living modified organisms3 (LMOs) and their products. The Biosafety Act reflects Malaysia’s international commitments, as a Party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, and has the objective of protecting human, plant and animal health, the environment and biological diversity. The Biosafety Act also allows for taking into account socio-economic considerations when making decisions on LMOs.

Malaysia thus has ‘zero tolerance’ for unapproved GMOs, requiring that any GMO imported into Malaysia should pass its safety assessment first.

Loading data

Welcome to TPP Debate!
What's your stance?

TPPDebate.org is a crowd-sourced platform to debate the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). What does everyone think about the TPP? What is your stance?