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GMO Beans On The Brazilian Square Meal Ticket

Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – While countries are banning GMOs around the world, Brazil is increasing its arsenal of genetically engineered crops including one of its staple square meal items: beans. CTNBio, the National Technical Commission of Biosecurity, responsible for approving GMOs in the national territory and determining where genetically engineered (GE) crops can be cultivated, approved the first GMO bean in 2011 with a resistance to the golden mosaic virus, and today they have yet to choose where and who will plant it.

EMBRAPA, the state-run Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation affiliated with the Ministry of . . .

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