Brazil creates and approves its first GMO Bean seed

Producers and sellers of transgenic food are conveniently unaware of the threat GMO presents to the survival of the human species. They only highlight what they see as the positive side while feeding disinformation to the public.
September 19, 2011

The Brazilian National Technical Commission on Biosafety (CTNBio) approved today the first GMO fully developed in Brazil, transgenic beans resistant to “golden mosaic” virus, which is transmitted by “whitefly.” Researcher Leila Oda , president of the National Biosafety Association (ANBio), said Brazilian-developed transgenic beans benefits both producers and consumers.

“Besides being the first 100% national transgenic technology, there will be a very positive impact on a crop that is predominantly grown by small producers,” said Oda, who is also a former president of CTNBio. (Did anyone say Revolving Door?) “Benefits are many for both farmers and for the many millions of Brazilian consumers.” The seed of genetically modified (GMO) beans was developed by the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), a public research institution linked to the federal government.

Oda also noted that, in Brazil, beans are a crop of great social importance, produced mainly by small producers, with about 80% of production in acreage properties with 100 hectares or less. Besides, beans are one of the main foods consumed by Brazilians, and the main source of vegetable protein, iron and many vitamins. (A great chance for lots of people to get sick from consuming transgenic food)

“This approval represents a great relief to producers, since the golden mosaic virus causes up to 85% loss of bean crops in Brazil, an amount that could feed up to 9 million to 18 million more people”, says Oda. Brazil is the world’s largest beans producer and consumer. World production of beans is over than 12 million tons. (Are they aware that bugs eventually produce immunity to genetically modified crops?)

Safe food

According to ANBio’s president, the Brazilian transgenic beans are safe for human consumption and do not differ from the traditional beans, one of the most popular meals in Brazil. (Where are the scientific studies reviewed by experts that show that these beans are safe?) “All GMOs produced in the Country are fully reliable because they are rigorously checked, case by case, before being released, following the Brazilian Biosafety Law, which is considered a reference and one of the most rigorous in the world,” she said. (All safety laws for genetically modified organisms are written by big corporations and then approved as laws)

Oda emphasizes the importance of biotechnology to increase food production. “At a time of food crisis, when the world has a growing need for food production, safer seeds and more efficient seeds are the best alternative to ensure good crop yields,” she said. (No matter the health cost?)

About ANBio

The National Biosafety Association (ANBio) was established in 1999 with the purpose of disseminating information about advances in modern biotechnology and its control mechanisms. ANBio promotes knowledge on the biosafety practices as well as training and guidance from professionals who implement the biosafety in research and teaching institutions in the biomedical area. (This paragraph says it all. This organization was created in order to disseminate propaganda about the greatness of biotechnology and to tell farmers how to do things so that there is only controlled opposition.)

About Luis Miranda
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