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Lula would continue GM ban in Brazil

(Monday, Oct. 7, 2002 -- CropChoice news) -- If Workers' Party presidential candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva wins Brazil's presidential election -- the first round of results indicates that he will -- his government would continue the country's ban on genetically engineered crops.

Biotechnology doesn't figure into the agriculture policy that Lula favors, one that spurs value-added and niche marketing opportunities for Brazilian farmers.

Over the past four years, environmental, farm and consumer organizations have used the courts to block commercialization of biotech crops.

Source: Checkbiotech.org, http://www.checkbiotech.org/blocks/dsp_docToPrint.cfm?doc_id=3942