Costa Rica: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

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Agricultural biotechnology continues to face challenges in Costa Rica. Two political parties are supporting a bill in the Legislative Assembly intended to declare a 15 year moratorium on the “liberation and cultivation of modified living organisms for any purpose.” Also, groups opposed to agricultural biotechnology have been vocal in their opposition to biotechnology and sued the Government in 2013 over the procedure followed to approve biotech events. However, a decision from the Constitutional Court at the end of 2014 generally supported the way biotech products are reviewed and approved. 

Costa Rica: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

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