Brazilian Ibama fines illegal GMO farmers
The Brazilian environmental agency, the Ibama, has fined the owner of a 276 ha property R$226,000 ($135,300) for the illegal planting of genetically modified soybeans in a protected area. The find came at the end of January within a conservation area that straddles the states of Mato Grosso do Sul and Goias. The inspections also uncovered the improper storage of pesticide containers at four properties. They have also been fined, while a further two were given warnings. Fines at the five properties totalled R$262,872 ($157,342).