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Brazil seeks ban on Monsanto herbicide

May 5 2014

 

Brazil wants to place a ban on Monsanto and get rid of genetically modified organisms. In a historic ruling on the 13 March 2014, Brazil’s Federal Appeal Court cancelled its contract with biotechnology giant Bayer for the cultivation of genetically modified corn known as Liberty Link  in its North and Northeast regions, where risk assessment studies were not conducted. In a different action Monsanto’s Roundup may get phased out. If Brazil’s Federal Public Prosecutor wins the current battle, a countrywide ban on glyphosate, the active ingredient in the world’s number one herbicide Roundup, will begin and it will surely set the stage for increasing scrutiny over human health, the environment, and the toxic methods used in conventional agriculture.

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