Via Campesina invade Monsanto Brazil facility
The Brazilian pressure group, the Via Campesina, has invaded a Monsanto biotechnology research facility in Brazil. Members of the group destroyed a nursery and experimental fields of genetically modified maize early this month. Via Campesina was demonstrating against the official approval of Monsanto's GM insect-resistant Guardian (MON810) maize last month. It was one of the first two GM maize crops to be approved in Brazil (Agrow No 538, p 23).