Panama Approves Rice Fortification Project
The Assembly approved the investment of $1.8 million a year for the rice fortification program on the national level.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
The Law defines a term of 6 months for milling companies and packagers incorporate a mixture that contains various nutrients, and dosage machines that can do the job.
The National Assembly will discuss a bill on rice fortification next Wednesday.
Local problems generated by fixing the price of the grain have extended to the international arena, sparking protests from exporting countries affected by non-tariff related barriers put in effect.
In what seems to be a reaction caused by the rice lobby, the government is now requiring imported rice to be fortified in its country of origin.
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