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Bolivia to test the GMO-life

Posted March 10, 2005: Bolivia will plant its first acres of genetically modified soybeans according to an article in the Food Chemical News. According to the report, Bolivia's Ministry of Sustainable Development and Planning (MDSP) has approved four 10-acre plots of "Roundup Ready" soybeans in the state of Santa Cruz. Although commercial cultivation of GM crops in Bolivia is illegal, and is likely to stay that way, the government has received strong pressure from farmers wishing to duplicate the export success of neighboring GMO-pushers Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

News summary based on a story by Food Chemical News written by Steven Lewis