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Bolivian President reignites GMO polemic

The Bolivian President, Evo Morales, has reopened the debate on the use of genetically modified crops with a renewed challenge to anti-GMO groups. That is to offer alternatives that make Bolivia self-sufficient in food production, particularly from those advocating organic agriculture. The Bolivian government changed a law in 2012 in order to allow the “rational use” of GM crops. It amounted to a policy U-turn that the President claimed was to ensure self-sufficiency rather than securing exports that lobbyists had cited. The latest call came at a trade event, Sembrando Bolivia.

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