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Brazil genetically modified OKs easier in 2008

The Brazilian government expects a calmer year for the approval body on genetically modified crop products with fewer appeals. The Minister of Science and Technology, Sergio Razende, predicts a more stable year ahead for the national technical commission for biosafety, the CTNBio, following a report from the advocate general earlier this year. The decisions of the CTNBio to approve three GM maize products last year were subject to various appeals. They raised doubts over whether the commission had the final word on such decisions. The report confirmed that it does.

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