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Grower leader anticipates Nicaragua to approve GMOs

Nicaraguan seed growers’ leader Michael Healy claims that the government is set to approve the use of genetically modified crops, national media report. The president of the seed growers union, the Upanic, says that the government made proposals to the Upanic to amend Law 705 that sets out the prevention of risks from living modified organisms through biotechnology. The union gave its counterproposals. The first biotechnology products to be authorised would be maize and soybean traits, Mr Healy predicts. The country already imports $50 million worth of GM maize, a need that could be met by growing GM maize, he contends. “Government is interested [in GMOs], and we [growers] want a combination of factors: research into our own approved lines and imports,” he adds.

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