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Montevideo, April 25th 2019 - 14:51 UTC

Tag: Genetically Modified

  • 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.

  • Thursday, March 15th 2018 - 08:59 UTC

    UK expert in Montevideo to promote British sheep genetics in Uruguay

    Henry Lewis, industrial partner of the UK Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is linked to British Export Certification

    A British expert in export certification is visiting Uruguay with the aim of promoting the regeneration British genetics in Uruguayan flocks. In Uruguay there are currently four sheep breeds of British origin: Suffolk, Romney Marsh, Hampshire Down and Southdown, in addition to British Texel.

  • Thursday, April 25th 2013 - 21:26 UTC

    Uruguay GM lambs which have a luminescence reaction when exposed to UV conditions

    One of the nine GM ‘luminous’ lambs reacts with green fluorescence

    Uruguay has a ‘flock’ of nine six-month ‘brilliant’ lambs which behave as any other sheep but are really genetically modified and are planned to help with medicine research. They were born in a farm belonging to the Animal Reproduction Institute of Uruguay (Irauy) a non profit organization connected to the Genetically Modified Animals Unit from the Pasteur Institute, a branch in Montevideo of the renowned French scientific organization.