|Women in Vietnamese rice field|
photo courtesy of IRRI
“Vietnam plans to allow massive production of GM crops after 2010,” Pham Van Toan, Hanoi-based head of the general office at the agriculture ministry’s Science and Technology Department, said.
The US embassy in Hanoi reported that Vietnamese authorities have completed a draft of a law that will GM crops. The Vietnam News Agency reports that the National Assembly session in October 2008 will approve the law.
Vietnam is currently dependent on imports of soybeans, corn and cotton.
For more see: "Vietnam to allow genetically modified crops to reduce imports," Thanh Nien Daily News, 3 August 2008.