Editorial: Allowing imports of GMOs, but banning cultivation in Bolivia is ‘nonsense’

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[Editor’s note: This excerpt was translated with Google Translate and edited for clarity]

. . . . Entry into national territory of smuggled foodstuffs has increased as a result of the high prices that remain in Bolivia, while in neighboring countries became cheaper costs. . . .

. . . [N]ow that drought affects 131 municipalities and losses in the crops affect more than 132,000 families. . . But the problem goes further because it is the people who suffer the effects shortages and rising prices.

In Bolivia, with the exception of soy, it is prohibited by law to produce genetically modified foods, but the population is exposed to the consumption of transgenic products entering the country through importation or smuggling.

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This nonsense collides with basic concepts of rationality. . . This means that the value added to neighboring countries for products that could be achieved in Bolivia, benefiting the agriculture,  the general population and saving the state money. Organic production should be encouraged and rewarded, but the end of banning the production of transgenic and allow importation is nonsense.

Read full, translated post on Google translate: Genetically modified food: Produce no, import yes?

Read full, original post in Spanish: Transgénicos: ¿Producir no, importar si?

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