San Carlos becomes 56th canton to declare itself GMO-free

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April 16th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) San Carlos has just become the 56th canton in Costa Rica to declare that genetically modified crops will not be allowed in their canton.

 

The declaration came after more than 200 environmentalists and farmers attended a hearing before the municipal council on Monday, presenting their case that GMOs pose environmental, biological, economic, and social problems.

 

Other cantons that have declared themselves GMO free include Valverdevega, Santa Barbara, Upala, Puntarenas, Escazu, La Union, Palmares, San Ramon, Esparza, Orosi, Desamparados, Dota, Tibas, and Garabito.  Discussions continue in the cantons of Montes de Oro, Leon Cortes, Mora, Acosta, San Isidro de Heredia, Alajuela, and Santo Domingo.

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