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Costa Rican MPs and courts guarantee legal use of GMOs

The Costa Rican Constitutional Court and the Parliament’s national legislative assembly last year confirmed the legal security that guarantees the use of genetically modified organisms for the seed production and research, industry association CropLife Latin America reports. A 2012 challenge on the constitutional right to research and use of GMOS was launched at the Court. It disputed regulations’ authorisation GMO procedures. The assembly rejected Law 18 354 on the import, sale, use and labelling of GMOs, which sought to impose the labelling of GMO-containing products. It was denied on various technical grounds, CropLife notes.

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