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Brazil suspends genetically modified maize again

A Brazilian federal judge last month suspended the approval for the sale of Monsanto's genetically modified corn borer-resistant MON810 maize. The ruling also prohibits the Brazilian approval body, the national technical commission for biosafety, the CTNBio, from approving further such petitions until the judge's biosafety demands are met. The case was brought by the public prosecutor's office, which has opposed moves by the commission to authorise GM crops for over a year (Agrow passim).



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