Brazil may have its first transgenic wheat crop

Thursday, June 10, could be a landmark for Brazil: the vote to decide approval for the first transgenic wheat in Brazil was scheduled for yesterday.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Thursday, June 10, could be a landmark for Brazil: the vote to decide approval for the first transgenic wheat in Brazil was scheduled for that day.

The National Technical Commission for Biosafety (CTNBio), linked to the Ministry of Science and Technology, analyzed in its 242nd ordinary meeting the import and commercialization of HB4 wheat, created by Argentine Bioceres and brought to Brazil by TMG (Tropical Genetic Improvement).

The genetically modified winter cereal was launched in the neighboring country last year, having as its main attraction the high resistance to water shortages. This feature is considered by . . .

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