PALAU REJECTS GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS

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KOROR, Palau (August 31, 2001 – Radio Australia)---The government has signed an international agreement against the importation of products made from genetically modified organisms.

These are products whose genetic components have been altered through the use of advanced biotechnology, and have the capability to propagate.

Vice President Sandra Pierantozzi represented Palau in signing the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety at United Nations headquarters in New York.

The protocol’s goal is to ensure protection through the safe transfer, handling and use of genetically modified organisms.

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