World Food Day- Do we know what we eat?
Banja Luka - 17 October 2016
The World Food Day, 16th October, was celebrated in Banja Luka. Center for Environment dedicated this day to genetically modified organisms (GMO), with the intention to get to know the public with risks of the GMO’s use.
Beside this, Center for Environment 17th October delivered to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina required documentation for the ratification of the GMO amendment by Bosnia and Herzegovina.
“Center for Environment in August delivered the Initiative for the ratification of the GMO amendment to the Aarhus Convention to Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations and offered its full support and help in the preparation for ratification. Ratification of the GMO amendment would ensure access to information and public participation in the decision making process about deliberate releasing and placing at the market of GMOs in Bosnia and Herzegovina”, reminded Marina Kuburić from Center for Environment.
The World Food Day was celebrated in Banja Luka with the projection of the documentary movie about the future of the food, the problem of GMOs in the food and the role of biotechnological corporations in the food market.
“The World Food Day is celebrated 16th October, so we symbolically made a step forward to spreading information and raising public awareness, giving away leaflets at The Krajina Square in Banja Luka. We hope that relevant institutions will understand the importance and urgency of this initiative, so that the GMO amendment would be ratified as soon as possible by Bosnia and Herzegovina. This would create conditions for active information and public participation in the decision making about these highly important issues”, pointed out Marina Kuburić.