The decree instructs the biosafety authorities to revoke and deny granting authorizations for the use of genetically modified corn grain for human consumption.
“The agencies and entities of the Federal Public Administration (…) are instructed to refrain from acquiring, using, distributing, promoting and importing genetically modified corn, as well as glyphosate or agrochemicals that contain it as an active ingredient, for any use, within the framework of public programs or any other government activity,” the document details.
The decree replaces a controversial decree from the end of 2020, it also establishes the annulment of existing authorizations for permits for the import, production, distribution and use of the herbicide glyphosate and that new ones be denied.
The decree will enter into force on Tuesday, February 14.
The document establishes that the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Environment and Natural Resources will be the agencies in charge of guaranteeing, promoting and implementing “sustainable and culturally appropriate alternatives to the use of glyphosate, which may include the use of other safe agrochemicals for health”.
With information from Reuters