Proposed congressional bill bans the cultivation of GMOs in Costa Rica

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Opposition lawmakers and environmental groups today filed a bill to Costa Rican Congress to establish a moratorium on the cultivation of GMO produce due to its alleged harmful effects on human health and the environment.

The project proposes to ban the release of genetically modified seed crops across Costa Rican territory indefinitely until there is a scientific consensus on the various risks involved with GMO crops.

The proposal was tabled by Claudio Monge, Juan Carlos Mendoza, and Jorge Gamboa, of the opposition Citizens Action Party (PAC), along with the presidential candidate, Jose Maria Villalta, and biologist Fabian Pacheco.

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