No genetically modified seeds in Jordan, says official

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AMMAN — President of the Agricultural Materials Traders and Producers Association Loay Baybars denied that the Kingdom imported any genetically modified seeds, stressing that the Ministry of Agriculture had prohibited the introduction of genetically modified seeds for years, according to Jo24.اضافة اعلان

Baybars said that genetically modified seeds are usually used for forage crops, such as corn, but are not planted in Jordan.

The Monsanto company is the first genetically modified seed producer; it carries out its activities in North America and South American countries, and did not plant in Jordan because it needs thousands of hectares, according to Baybars.

He said that Jordan takes strict measures to prevent importing genetically modified seeds, along with countries of the EU and the Arab Gulf.

Jordan started to produce all kinds of seeds locally and no longer imports them, he stressed.

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