16.10.2003 |

Brazilian 2nd biggest soybean state prohibits GM planting

The State Congress of Parana approved Oct. 14 a law which forbids the planting,commercialization and processing of GE soya in the State ofParana until December 31, 2006. It also prohibits to export GE soya produced inother Brazilian States and/or other countries through the ports ofParanagua and Antonina. "The State Assembly voted in favor of Parana State. That is whatwe expected. Becoming GE free we are also becoming free fromthose who intended, and who still intend, to put Parana farmersinto the trap that GE seeds represent", said Roberto Requiao,governor of Parana.</p><p><a href="http://www3.pr.gov.br/e-parana/">homepage of the government of parana with press release of the Governor</a></p><p><a href="http://www.fas.usda.gov/gainfiles/200310/145986266.pdf">USDA Analysis of the interim Brazilian law to allow growing of GM soybeans in certain regions</a>

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