Planet Diversity World Congress on the Future of Food and Agriculture

GMOs in Latin America

Regional workshop for exchange of experience and information and networking

In Spanish - See Spanish version!
Organisers):
Maria Isabel Manzur Nazal, Network for a GE Free Latin America, Chile

Outline:

The objective of the Seminar is to make known the situation of transgenic crops in Latin America. The seminar starts   with an overview of the situation in Latin America, afterwards will be a presentation of the situation of transgenic potato in Latin America, given that the year 2008 has been declared The Potato International Year. Then will follow case presentations, such as Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Chile.

The Seminar intends to make known the situation in Latin America, present the advances in the campaigns against transgenics, the obstacles that have arised to declare LA countries GE Free. We aim to strengthen the national campaigns and the Network for a GE Free LA, establish closer relationships with other campaigns, explore financial support for the activities, receive comments and suggestions and establish strategic alliances.

Preliminary Programme:
The situation of transgenic crops in Latin America, Representant from the Network for a GE Free LA.
The situation of transgenic potato in Latin America, Georgina Catacora, Tierra Viva, Bolivia.
The situation of transgenic crops in Argentina,  Jorge Rulli, Grupo de Reflexión Rural, Argentina.
Impacts of transgenic soybean in Paraguay, Gilda Roa. Paraguay.
The situation of transgenic seeds and pharm crops in Chile, María Isabel Manzur, Fundación Sociedades Sustentables, Chile.
The situation of transgenic soybean and corn in Brasil, Gabriel Fernandes, ASPTA, Brazil.

illustration: RALLT and Irina Maia

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Background Papers and further reading

La papa transgenica, Mayo 08, Georgina Catacora, Tierra Viva

Soya Dependencia oleginosas, Oct 07, Georgina Catacora, Tierra Viva

La papa transgenica en el centro de origen, Jun 06, Georgina Catacora, Tierra Viva

Soya en Bolivia Quienes se benefician, Feb 06, Georgina Catacora, Tierra Viva

The situation of Agrofuels in Brasil, by Rubens Onofre Nodari, Previously, Manager of Genetic Resources – Ministry of the Environment of Brasil
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

GMOs in Latin AmericaLes OGMs en Amérique LatineGVOs in LateinamerikaTransgénicos en América Latina

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