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

L. Arias - December 16, 2014

A Legislative Assembly commission on agriculture on Tuesday will begin discussing a bill that would place a moratorium on the production of genetically modified crops in the country. The proposal responds to demands…

Whole Foods’ responsibly grown rating system labels Costa Rican bananas grown at EARTH University as ‘Best’
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Whole Foods’ responsibly grown rating system labels Costa Rican bananas grown at EARTH University as ‘Best’

L. Arias - October 30, 2014

Bananas produced at EARTH University’s commercial plantation in the Caribbean province of Limón this month were classified as “best” at Whole Foods stores in Canada and the…

Following court ruling, anti-GMO activists ask for map of transgenic farms
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Following court ruling, anti-GMO activists ask for map of transgenic farms

The Tico Times - September 16, 2014

Since genetically modified crops first came to Costa Rica in 1991, the locations of the farms have been kept under wraps. But a new ruling from Costa…

Costa Rican court hands GMO opponents a victory by declaring permitting process unconstitutional
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rican court hands GMO opponents a victory by declaring permitting process unconstitutional

The Tico Times - September 11, 2014

Correction: This story originally said the court rejected the process on two grounds rather than one. In a ruling Thursday lauded by Costa Rica's anti-GMO activists, the country's Constitutional Chamber of…

Genetically modified coffee could be just around the corner
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Genetically modified coffee could be just around the corner

Rachel Feltman | The Washington Post - September 7, 2014

A consortium of scientists announced Thursday in Science that they've sequenced the coffee genome for the first time. By determining all of the genes that make up…

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

The Tico Times - August 6, 2014

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…

Indian activist Vandana Shiva speaks out against GMOs in Costa Rica
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Environment and Wildlife
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Indian activist Vandana Shiva speaks out against GMOs in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - January 22, 2014

When Indian activist Vandana Shiva began her speech at the University of Costa Rica’s agronomy auditorium Tuesday, you could still here hear the drums and claps of hundreds…

What you need to know about GMOs in Costa Rica
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What you need to know about GMOs in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - October 29, 2013

If you’re a little confused about what GMOs are and why lots of people say they’re bad, welcome to the party. A study by the University of…

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Costa Rica Ombudsman’s Office files complaint against GM corn

L. Arias - June 5, 2013

Costa Rica's Ombudsman’s Office on Wednesday filed a legal action challenging the constitutionality of permission granted to a Monsanto subsidiary to grow genetically modified corn in the…

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