Two decades after the authorization of the first genetically modified crop in Uruguay, Redes – Friends of the Earth and the Southern Cone Branch of the Heinrich Böll Foundation are carrying out this Seminar to incorporate national and regional information, assess this technology and know more about the real impacts of these crops in the economy, environment, health and food sovereignty of Uruguay.
With the contributions of scientific researchers from Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Mexico, and the participation of members of different social groups, the Seminar will include perspectives on the promises, uncertainties and certainties linked to this technology, its socio-economic, health and environmental implications, and the experiences of resistance and alternatives of the different social organizations and groups that promote Food Sovereignty through Agroecology and family farming.
October 2nd marked the 20th anniversary of the authorization of the first GM crop in Uruguay. As an assessment of the regional situation, REDES-Friends of the Earth Uruguay organized in Montevideo a meeting for researchers, farmers and environmental activists. Several regional experts shared their views about the consequences of having coexisted for over two decades with these biotechnology products and their related agrotoxics. Read more
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