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Costa Rica GM maize approvals suspended

Costa Rica has “effectively reversed” the approval it granted to Monsanto’s Delta and Pine Land Costa Rican affiliate, D&PL Semillas, to plant genetically modified maize, newswire SciDev reports. Members of political parties, environmentalist bodies and farmworker groups filed a constitutional motion to Parliament on environmental and citizen rights grounds, which effectively ends the authorisation. Following the approval of the GM maize, 44 of the 81 counties in Costa Rica declared themselves GMO-free, the newswire adds. The plant health service, the SFE, approved “field release” of three lines in January ( Agrow No 658, p 15). They were: glyphosate-tolerant Roundup Ready Corn 2 (NK603); insect-resistant YieldGard VT Pro (MON89034); and glyphosate-tolerant and insect-resistant YieldGard VT Rootworm/RR2 (MON88017).

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