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05.11.2020 |

Argentina: Hands off our bread!

The government of Argentina just approved the world’s first genetically modified (GM) wheat and is ready to promote its widespread use (subject to Brazil’s approval, as they are the first recipient of Argentine wheat exports).

The authorised GM wheat is called HB4 (wheat IND-ØØ412-7) and has two characteristics: resistance to drought and tolerance to the herbicide glufosinate-ammonium. It was authorised by the Department of Food, Bio-economics and Regional Development of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries on 7 October in Resolution 41/2020 and published in the 9 October Official Gazette.

With this authorisation, agribusiness is further encroaching on the food of our peoples and on our agriculture, which we cannot accept and so we are forced to denounce and resist it by all possible means.

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