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Brazil to toughen GMO planting rules

A draft decree in Brazil seeks to limit the power of the biosafety authorities for determining planting of genetically modified near “conservation units”, national media report. The proposed rules are reportedly “more cautious” than previous ones. The draft decree is sponsored by the President’s cabinet, the Casa Civil, and the Ministry of Agriculture. The latest version of the text in discussion would overrule an article of present rules allowing the technical commission for biosafety, the CTNBio, to alter the boundaries for the planting of GMOs, newswire Agencia Estado reports.



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