South Am govts back greater GMO use
Agriculture Ministers from five South American countries have affirmed their intention to support wider adoption of agricultural biotechnology. The Ministers from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay are to “deepen and strengthen regulatory regimes to guarantee the use of genetically modified organisms”. They pledged the compact following a meeting of the member states of the southern cone agricultural council, the CAS, in late October, in Santiago, Chile. The CAS was founded in 2003 by the Ministries of Agriculture of the above states and Bolivia as a roundtable on agricultural policy co-ordination for the region.