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A Decade of Legal GM Soy in Brazil

A Decade of Legal GM Soy in Brazil | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Ten years ago, Brazil yielded to agribusiness pressure and legalised the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) soy. Today it is the world’s second leading producer of GM crops, surpassed only by the United States.

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Transgenics Prosper Amidst Pragmatism and Collateral Damage

Transgenics Prosper Amidst Pragmatism and Collateral Damage | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

The advertising department of Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta was on a roll in early 2004 when it published a map that dubbed a large area of Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay the “United Republic of Soy”.

According to GRAIN, global biotech corporations stepped up their campaign to spread transgenic or genetically modified (GM) seeds in 2012, when most of the Southern Cone countries had governments that were critical of neoliberal policies and that were in favour of a state that played a strong role with respect to social, educational, health and economic questions.

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German poultry industry gives up GMO-free promise

German poultry industry gives up GMO-free promise | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

The German poultry farmers association (ZDG) recently withdrew its 14 year old commitment to only use non-GMO soybeans in poultry feed. ZDG stated that imports of non-GMO soybeans are no longer reliable since Brazil will reportedly cut supplies by 50% in 2014.

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@JJGrodent Industry has dismiss the news."

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Sri Lanka, Brazil, Chile, South Africa Move Against Monsanto

Sri Lanka, Brazil, Chile, South Africa Move Against Monsanto | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Like the cigarette companies, Monsanto continues to defend Roundup (Glyphosate) as safe to use, but accumulating scientific evidence shows it could be among the most dangerous products on earth.

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GM Crops Bring Brazil Lower Yields and Higher Chemical Use

GM Crops Bring Brazil Lower Yields and Higher Chemical Use | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

GM crops in Brazil have brought higher agrochemical use and lower yields and productivity, according to a new report based on government data. 

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Monsanto Offers Brazilian Farmers Royalty-Free Soybeans

Monsanto Offers Brazilian Farmers Royalty-Free Soybeans | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Monsanto Co., the world’s biggest seed company, agreed to waive two years of royalties on its Roundup Ready soybean seeds for Brazilian farmers who agree to forgo claims in a patent dispute.

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Brazilian farmers demand Monsanto refund their money for GMO crops that don't work

Brazilian farmers demand Monsanto refund their money for GMO crops that don't work | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Brazilian farmers are asking Monsanto and other producers of pest-resistant corn seeds to reimburse them for money spent on additional pesticides when the bugs killed the crops instead of dying themselves.

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Family farming in Brazil: from concept to policy

It is true that Brazil is one of the few countries in the world to have a legal definition of what a “family farm” is, it is the only one to have a distinct Ministry for Agrarian development with a department dedicated to family farming, and an agricultural policy with several measures specifically dedicated to family farms such as the widely known PRONAF (Program to Strengthen Family Farming).

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China allows Brazilian corn imports, setback for U.S.

China has allowed Brazilian corn imports to start this month, a further blow to U.S. exports to the world's No.2 consumer of the grain already hurt by the discovery of an unapproved genetically modified strain in shipments.

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Brazilian Innovation for Under-financed Mozambican Agriculture

Brazilian Innovation for Under-financed Mozambican Agriculture | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Some of the technological excellence that revolutionised Brazil’s tropical agriculture is reaching small producers in Mozambique. But it is not enough to compensate for the underfinancing of the sector.

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A Decade of Legal GM Soy in Brazil

A Decade of Legal GM Soy in Brazil | Questions de développement ... | Scoop.it

Ten years ago, Brazil yielded to agribusiness pressure and legalised the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) soy. Today it is the world’s second leading producer of GM crops, surpassed only by the United States.

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