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Judi Lynn

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Sun Jun 19, 2016, 08:54 PM Jun 2016

Expansion of Transgenic Seeds Stopped in Guatemala [View all]

Expansion of Transgenic Seeds Stopped in Guatemala

Guatemala, Jun 18 (Prensa Latina) Indigenous communities, ancestral authorities and social organizations celebrate today in Guatemala the suspension by the Constitutional Court (CC) of the agreement giving Green light to the expansion of genetically modified seeds.

This victory that much had to do with the work of deputy of the Winaq seats, Amilcar Pop, is considered by wide sectors as an important step in defense of natural resources and autochthonous seeds of the indigenous peoples of this Central American country.

The CC of Guatemala notified on Friday the provisional suspension of Decree 6-2014 Protocol of Nagoya (Japan, 2010), dealing with Access to genetic resources and equitable distribution of the benefits coming from its use.

This treaty is questioned by civil organizations and ancestral authorities for the procedure used in its approval in the Congress of the Republic, as a national urgency.


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