Brazil delays GMO decisions on CTNBio leader vote
The Brazilian national technical biosafety commission, the CTNBio, has delayed decisions on the commercial approval of five genetically modified crops as it is in the process of selecting a new president, an industry source told Agrow. “That directly affects any other kind of discussion at the last monthly meeting.” The commission met on March 15th at which it had three applications from Bayer CropScience on two GM cotton and one GM soybean lines, and one each from Monsanto (cotton) and Dow AgroSciences (maize) on the agenda. The election of a president was at the top of the agenda. It has yet to publish its minutes.