Proposal to Eliminate Restrictions on GMOs

The agricultural chambers in the region are preparing law proposals to be presented in the Central American countries to remove the restrictions on growing GM foods.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Representatives from FECAGRO said the use of agricultural biotechnology allows for improved technology that enables high productivity seeds, reduces agrochemical use, creates more drought-resistant crops that can also be irrigated with salt water and are completely safe for human consumption.


From a statement from the Central American Federation of Agricultural and Agroindustrial Chambers:

Representatives from Central American Chambers of Agriculture support the use of Biotechnology

• Genetically modified crops increase agricultural productivity

(San Jose, Costa Rica June 19, 2015) Representatives from the Central American Federation of Agricultural and Agroindustrial Chambers, known by its acronym as FECAGRO, met on Friday in the facilities of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) to analyze the challenges and opportunities for using agricultural biotechnology.

FECAGRO representatives said the use of agricultural biotechnology allows for improved technology that enables high productivity seeds, reduces agrochemical use, creates more drought-resistant crops that also can be irrigated with salt water and are completely safe for human consumption.



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