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Brazil to set rules on GM oranges trials

Brazilian authorities have approved the conditions for separating genetically modified sweet oranges (Citrus sinensis) from other plants in field trials. The national technical commission for biosafety, voted to authorise criteria at its August meeting. The commission’s co-ordinator general, Tassiana Fronza, says the measure will result in more effective legal controls. “All new research on sweet oranges will have to follow the isolation criteria established in the resolution, such as on boundaries and distances from one crop to another.

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