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Lawmakers begin discussions on bill that would place a moratorium on GMO crop production in Costa Rica

The bill calls for a moratorium on GMOs “to be maintained across the country until there is certainty and scientific consensus on the risks involved.”

Awaiting a court decision, anti-GMO activists gain symbolic ground

Awaiting a decision on legal reforms from the courts, anti-GMO activists in Costa Rica have taken the fight over transgenic crops to a grassroots level. The latest symbolic victory for those opposed to genetically modified organisms happened on July 25, when President Luis Guillermo Solís signed a decree naming native corn as cultural heritage, a designation managed by the Culture Ministry.

What you need to know about GMOs in Costa Rica

Many Costa Ricans oppose allowing genetically modified food crops to grow in their country, but a staggering three out of four Ticos say they’re not sure what GMOs are. Here are some answers.

Costa Rica Ombudsman’s Office files complaint against GM corn

The legal action claims genetically modified crops have implications in human life.

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