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Indonesian president gets reminder on transgenics

(Sept. 14, 2001 CropChoice news) The new president of Indonesia, Megawati Soekarnoputri, received a reminder of her promise to review government rules on biotechnology. The Coalition for Biosafety and Food Safety advocates a 5-year moratorium on transgenic testing and the sale of products with ingredients derived from the technology.

Genetically engineered food, such as papayas, are flooding the market in the absence of clear government regulations, according to the Coalition. It also filed a class-action lawsuit against the government for allowing farmers to plant transgenic cotton seeds in South Sulawesi.

Source: Jakarta Post