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Argentina approves GM potato for human consumption

The government celebrated the approval of the first genetically modified crops (GMOs) developed by Argentine scientists, confirmed yesterday in the Official Gazette, as a great achievement. While it certainly is an important achievement, the authorization of virus-resistant potatoes means that, for the first time, Argentina will offer its population direct consumption of GM foods. After years of analysis, the Ministry of Agriculture published the resolutions that enable the planting and sale of the first two transgenis “made in Argentina”. The GMOs that were approved were: the HB4 soybean that tolerates drought, and a potato resistant to the PVY virus, which was developed between Conicet and Tecnoplant. More

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