Argentina has become the first country to approve the growth and consumption of genetically modified wheat, the country's agriculture ministry announced. The ministry's scientific commission said in a statement released in Buenos Aires that it had approved a drought-resistant variety of wheat in the world's fourth-largest exporter of the crop.
Hundreds of thousands people have united across the world to voice concern over the spread of GMO foods and crops and to raise awareness over the biotech giant Monsanto’s growing grip on the global food supply chain.
US agricultural giant Monsanto Tuesday posted a large increase in quarterly earnings on strong results in corn seed sales in the US and Latin America and better sales of pesticides. The St Louis-based corporation said net income for the first quarter was 339 million dollars, up from 126 million a year earlier.
Chilean Agriculture Ministry José Antonio Galilea announced this week plans to introduce legislation to regulate and permit the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in Chile.
Bolivian president Evo Morales again referred to the harmful effects of consuming transgenic food, a week after he triggered an international outrage when he said that eating chicken, manipulated with hormones, caused “sexual deviations and boldness” in men.
Gay and lesbian organizations world wide are up in arms demanding Bolivian president Evo Morales rectify his statements on homosexuality which were described as outrageous and “state homophobia”.