Brazil postponed the approval of genetically modified wheat

The National Commission on Technological Biosafety of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil has postponed the decision on approval of HB4 genetically modified wheat, created by the Argentinian company Bioceres Crop Solutions.

The reason was the uncertainty about the safety of flour obtained from such wheat.

“To understand whether we should allow the commercial production of flour obtained from HB4 genetically modified wheat or not, it was decided to request additional information for further analysis and discussion,” the Commission said in its statement.

HB4 wheat has already been approved for sale in Argentina but only with a similar agreement from the Brazilian authorities. It’s believed that such flour has a high degree of tolerance to dry conditions and can be grown in hot climates.

Source: Agrofy News

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