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Venezuela’s Seed Law at Risk

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Last year, the government of Venezuela passed the so called Seed Law, which intended to impose one of the worlds toughest regulations on GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) seeds. The law wanted to ban the import and production of these seeds in the country. But now it stands in question as the right-wing National Assembly in Venezuela seeks to repeal the bill. “The new majority in the National Assembly serves the interests of the trans-nationals and the big monopolies of the agribusiness sector, this is why they have expressed their intention to repeal the bill”, says Eisamar Ochoa, spokesperson for Venezuela Free of Transgenics, reports Tele Sur. “The law is significant both for its content and for the process through which it was passed,” argues Ochoa and point out, that it “marks a historic win for agroecology and food sovereignty movements in Venezuela and beyond."


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