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Tocantins state withdrawn from Brazil GM cotton exclusion zone

Cotton growers may plant genetically modified lines in the Brazilian state of Tocantins. That follows the Ministry of Agriculture withdrawing the state from an exclusion zone against GM cotton. A 2005 order restricted the planting of GM cotton from certain areas including Tocantins in order to avoid cross-contamination with conventional cotton lines. Those areas were called "the exclusion zone". The cotton area grew in the state, with growers calling for the right to adopt GM cotton. The state government requested a review of the Ministry's ordinance, and the biosafety authority has since determined that such a move "would not pose a risk to the maintenance of native cotton varieties". The withdrawal of the state from the exclusion zone has been issued in the official gazette this month and is immediately applicable.


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