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Cablegate: Response to Demarche On Efforts to Introduce a Project

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SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO DEMARCHE ON EFFORTS TO INTRODUCE A PROJECT
DOCUMENT ON LOW LEVEL PRESENCE OF RDNA PLANT MATERIAL IN FOOD AT THE
NEXT CODEX MEETING

REF: State 183520

1. (SBU) Talking points were delivered to the office of Santiago
Salguero, Under Secretary of Industries at the Ministry of Foreign
Trade, which holds the presidency of the Codex commission in
Ecuador.

2. (SBU) Salguero understands the points and would support the U.S.
proposal to continue with work on the RDNA plant document. However,
due to lack of resources Ecuador will not be attending the next
Codex Alimentarius meeting in Chiba, Japan.

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