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Brazil government's request to suspend ruling on GMOs denied

(Friday, Feb. 14, 2003 -- CropChoice news) --DowJones via Agnet: Sao Paulo, Feb. 13 - A request by the Brazilian government to suspend a long-awaited court ruling on genetically modified organisms has, according to a federal court spokeswoman cited in this story, been denied.

Federal judge Selene Marina de Almeida threw out a request Thursday by a federal prosecutor to delay the ruling for another six months, stating that the process was already underway and could not be interrupted. The government has 10 days to appeal the decision.

However, the ruling, due Friday, will be delayed temporarily pending further review.

Public attorneys made the request to suspend the court decision Wednesday, arguing the new government of President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, which took office on Jan. 1, needed more time to review the issue.