Fight back on GM trade in Brazil

Brazilian farmers and traders launch non-GM crop body

Is a backlash against GM crops beginning to grow in Brazil? Until recently such a question would have been unthinkable, but now a group of growers and traders have launched a new trade body promoting non GM grains and seeds.

Meeting at the Iguazu Falls earlier this month the new group was officially launched and constituted as the Brazilian Association for the Producers of Non Genetically Modified Grains (ABRANGE). It includes grains and seeds producers, co-operatives, crushing industries, transport and warehousing companies, certification organisations as well as research laboratories and others. “Our aim is to encourage the growing, production development and processing of non GM grains in Brazil”, says the recently elected President, Borges de Sousa of Caramuru Alimentos

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