Polarization on GMOs prevents Chile from adopting consistent, reasonable regulations

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[Editor’s note: This excerpt was translated from the original Spanish using Google Translate and edited for clarity]

Since their release. . . GMOs have caused polarization in the world, [including] Chile, preventing adequate regulation. Still, the country has become a major producer for the world.

Miguel Angel Sanchez, executive director of ChileBio, a biotechnology group, says it is a profitable industry. “The role of Chile in . . . seed production is key. Generates 60 thousand jobs, that gives relevance to the area “. The country is the leading producer of genetically modified seeds [in] the Southern Hemisphere . . . .

“We have tried to draft a specific law, but progress has been prevented. Since the Frei administration, no government has decided to face it, “says Ricardo Pertuzé, of Agricultural Production Department of the University of Chile.

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The lack of regulation has led to a hybrid treatment for GMOs, transgenic seeds  are produced for research and export only, but not sold domestically. . . .

Read full post translated into English with Google Translate: Polarization prevents a law on transgenics in Chile

Read full, post in original Spanish: Polarización impide tener una ley sobre transgénicos en Chile

 

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