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Montevideo, November 28th 2021 - 18:25 UTC

Tag: Enzo Benech

  • Friday, September 6th 2019 - 09:55 UTC

    Uruguay farmers gathered in Montevideo to protest against the government: clashes with the police

    The mobilization was interrupted when trying to move to the Presidential tower. Photo: Sebastián Astorga

    Horses, tractors and hundreds of rural producers from all over the country gathered in front of the Uruguay Parliament on Thursday to denounce the problems that the agricultural sector is experiencing and criticize the government for not listening to the proposals of the Un Solo Uruguay (One Uruguay) movement. The political, non-partisan movement brings together producers and actors of the rural environment and the interior of the country.

  • Friday, April 12th 2019 - 21:33 UTC

    Instead of agrochemicals, Uruguay uses wasps to develop non-genetically modified soy

    Uruguayan producers plan to ship non-genetically modified, agrochemical-free soy to China for human consumption.

    In Uruguay, non-genetically modified soy (GMO) soy is being developed in order to compete in a market saturated by the volume of crops in the region. Nevertheless, the country’s government hopes Uruguayan soy will stand out for its quality rather than for the volume of harvests motivating soy producers to use “biological controls” to combat pests.