Monsanto Seeks Entry Into Panama

The company which produces and sells genetically modified seed has presented the Panamanian government with a formal request to market their products in the country.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Following the strategy implemented in other countries, Monsanto seeks to prove the absence of adverse effects of GMOs on human and animal consumption, as outlined in a study by the University of California-Davis .
In order for the Panamanian government to approve Monsanto's entry into the country they have to "... revive an interagency committee on biosafety and open a specialized laboratory." According to reports from the Ministry of Health the use of seeds or products containing GM ingredients in the country has not yet been approved.

Prensa.com reported that "...In a letter to Health Minister Camilo Alleyne, Monsanto explained the benefits of their products; Roundon Rinding corn and soybeans, for human and animal consumption. "
... Besides the letter, executives from Monsanto, based in St. Louis, Missouri, sent a portfolio of information to the minister pointing to the safety of their GM products. "

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