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EU concerns mean Argentina lags Brazil on GMOs

Argentina is losing out to Brazil in the development of agricultural biotechnology due to its dependence on the EU, Argentine business newswire Ambito Financiero reports. Brazil is adopting technology with an eye on supplying produce to the Chinese and Indian markets, while Argentina has limited itself to Europe. Argentina decided not to approve further trials on such technology until previously evaluated in the EU, Ambito notes. That has led to Argentina having only 13 approved GMOs, while Brazil has raised its approvals to 17 ( Agrow passim). Argentine officials are to meet EU authorities next month to lobby for more approved GMOs, Ambito adds. The EU recently approved its first GM event in 12 years ( Agrow No 587, p 12). Brazil became the second-largest adopter of GMOs after the US in 2009 ( Agrow No 587, pp 24-25).



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