Food Law up for revision

Politics
amina@montsame.mn
2017-01-07 09:40:44

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ During its January 6 session, the Parliament held a preliminary discussion on draft bills of the revision of food law and food security law of Mongolia, and transferred the bill to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Environment, Food and Agriculture to be prepared for the first discussion.

The draft bill on the food law encompasses three articles. The first article reflects banning the plantation and production of genetically modified foods and raw materials and imposing import standards, and the second concerns regulations on genetically modified foods whereas the third articles is about the day of enactment of the draft bill.

In other words, the draft bill was formulated in order to ban the plantation and production of genetically modified foods within the territory of Mongolia and impose restriction over the ingredients of the genetically modified foods being imported to Mongolia.

Members of Parliament made inquiries into the draft bill, and voted up to continue the discussion. Thus, the draft bill was transferred to the Standing Committee on Environment, Food and Agriculture for preparation.