Rosemary A. Wolson
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

South Africa was an early adopter of GM crops and, more recently, introduced a national food-fortification program. This article discusses the country’s experiences in developing an appropriate regulatory framework and the responses of key stakeholders. In addition, an assessment is presented of the prospects for the adoption of biofortified crops in South Africa.

Key words: Biofortication, biofortified crops, genetically modified organisms, GMOs, South Africa.