Brazilian Embrapa applies to sell GM beans
Brazilian Agriculture Ministry researchers have applied for the commercial approval of genetically modified disease-resistant beans. The Ministry’s agricultural research corporation, the Embrapa, submitted its application to the technical commission for biosafety, the CTNBio, last month. It was for golden mosaic virus-resistant beans. The disease is the most damaging to beans in South America, and is present in all Brazilian regions. It can even reach beans in the initial stages of growth, potentially claiming the entire crop.