Bolivian govt to backtrack on anti-GMO rules
The Bolivian government has changed a law in order to allow the “rational use” of genetically modified crops, newswire Argenbio reports. President Evo Morales has “indicated that the government is willing to amend articles” in the “Mother Earth and integral development of good life” law, with particular emphasis on the use of GMOs in food production. Bolivia passed legislation last year to prohibit the use and import of GMOs ( Agrow No 619, p 18). The about-turn followed concerns expressed within the agriculture sector, Argenbio adds.