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TITLE:  GCC official: FAO to hold workshop over safety of genetically
        modified food
SOURCE: Kuwait News Agency
        http://www.kuna.net.kw/English/Story.aspDSNO=660059
DATE:   30 Aug 2004 

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GCC official: FAO to hold workshop over safety of genetically modified food

ROME, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
will hold in its headquarters here on September 14-16 a workshop over the
safety of the genetically modified food and means to make frequent use of
it in the GCC states.

Director of the Municipalities Department at the Human and Environment
Affairs at the GCC secretariat, Abdullah Al-Yehya told KUNA Monday that
this is the first workshop held over this important issue.

He pointed out that it comes within the framework of the recommendations
of the eighth municipality affairs ministerial summit.

He added that the workshop aims at setting a modern and unified
legislative and procedural foundation for the safety of the food being
consumed by the GCC citizens.

Al-Yehya said that the FAO organized this workshop to determine the
domains where it can offer technical support to discuss the means to
improve the efficiency of the food supervision, in response to a request
submitted by the GCC representatives on the sidelines of its recent
conference.




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