92% of the soybean produced in Bolivia is transgenic

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En moins de 6 ans, le soja OGM s’est imposé en Bolivie

Récolte du soja en Argentine © AFP PHOTO/DANIEL GARCIA

Within six years, 92% of the conventional soybean crop in Bolivia has been replaced by transgenic varieties. Since its authorization in 2005 and until the introduction of the Law of Productive Revolution on June 26, it was the only genetically modified product allowed in Bolivia.

To date, approximately 45 varieties of soybean are being cultivated. According to the National Association of Oilseed Producers (Anapo), alone this year six new varieties have been introduced.

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