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Paraguayan authorities split on GM maize

Paraguay’s Ministry of the Environment has reaffirmed its rejection of an application for field trials of Monsanto’s genetically modified insect-resistant MON810 maize. Monsanto sought reconsideration of the Ministry’s decision, and further unsuccessfully sought approval through the courts, the Ministry says. It has rejected several reports in the national press, including one in the national newspaper, La Nación, claiming that the Ministry of Agriculture could override its decision.


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