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In a press conference on Thursday, the TGDF announced the newly established "Food Safety Expert Portal" in which 129 academics from 42 universities across the country are categorized according to their expertise.
Currently, so-called experts tout certain products as being essential to maintaining a healthy diet, while others warn consumers against them, Ersin Taranoy-lu, the secretary-general of the TGDF, stated in his speech, lamenting the spread of misinformation.
The number of experts that discuss issues of food safety in the media is around three to five, and they are often unable to answer questions, Professor Aziz EkE-i, the president of the TGDF's Science Committee, stated, adding that the project will also help create awareness about the existence of academic literature on food safety.
TGDF President E[currency]emsi Kopuz also addressed the guests at the conference, noting that with TL 280 billion in profit and more than 385,000 employees, increasing Turkey's food exports would be a valuable instrument to reduce the current account deficit.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- The recent announcement that major firms, members of the Federation of Turkish Food and Drink Industry Associations (TGDF) had withdrawn an application seeking official approval to import 29 genetically modified (GM) products into Turkey is an important victory for consumers concerned about the quality of the food in their plate.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Managers of the Federation of Turkish Food and Drink Industry Associations (TGDF) probably did not foresee that the fallout of their recent decision to import genetically modified (GM) food would be so serious.
GE-llE-oy-lu is said to have been influenced by a campaign initiated by Turkish Greenpeace against the TGDF.
Greenpeace has started an online campaign against GM imports, publishing the list of TGDF members on its website.
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