Brazil Issues Rule Facilitating U.S. GMO Soy Imports, Ministry Says

Brazil is the world’s top producer exporter of soybeans, but this year local farmers have sold such huge volumes to top importer China that little was left for domestic consumption.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil’s agriculture ministry has issued a regulation facilitating imports of genetically modified (GMO) soybeans from the United States, it said in a statement in response to questions from Reuters.

The statement sent late on Thursday, November 5th, said the regulation conferred legal security to imports of grains from the United states “by recognizing the equivalence of genetically modified events approved in the United States and in Brazil . . .

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