Monsanto Pressure On Brazil
the last major

TO BAN

agricultural producer

GM CROPS



Brazil soy exporters to pay '04 GM royalty-Monsanto
By Inae Riveras and Reese Ewing
  June11, 2003
(Reuters)

Brazil soy exporters to pay '04 GM royalty-Monsanto
By Inae Riveras and Reese Ewing
  June11, 2003
(Reuters)

Brazil soy exporters to pay '04 GM royalty-Monsanto
By Inae Riveras and Reese Ewing
  June11, 2003
(Reuters)

Brazil soy exporters to pay '04 GM royalty-Monsanto
By Inae Riveras and Reese Ewing
  June11, 2003
(Reuters)

Brazil soy exporters to pay '04 GM royalty-Monsanto
By Inae Riveras and Reese Ewing
  June11, 2003
(Reuters)

Brazil soy exporters to pay '04 GM royalty-Monsanto
By Inae Riveras and Reese Ewing
  June11, 2003
(Reuters)

Supreme Court asked to rule on genetically modified soybeans   Oct 3, 2003
(Associated Press)

Brazil Lula says legalizing GM soy was best option   Oct 2, 2003
(Reuters)

Brazil seen short of GM soy seed for 2-3 years
By Reese Ewing and Inae Rivera
  Sept 29, 2003
(Reuters)

UPDATE - Brazil farmers make first legal GM soy planting
By Marcelo Teixeira
  Sept 26, 2003
(Reuters)

Brazilian farmers about to plant legal GM soy
By Reese Ewing
  Sept 24, 2003
(Reuters)

Brazil's president to decide whether to legalize genetically modified crops
By Alan Clendenning, AP Business Writer
  Sept19, 2003
(Associated Press)

Monsanto urges Brazil soy growers to pay royalties   Sept 16, 2003
(Reuters)

Brazil court reimposes transgenic soy ban   Sept 9, 2003
(Reuters)

Brazil Lifts Ban on Modified Seeds
By Alan Clendenning, AP Business Writer
  Aug 12, 2003
(Associated Press)

Dirceu warns Brazil farmers not to sow GM soy   June 24, 2003
(Reuters)

Brazil soy exporters to pay '04 GM royalty-Monsanto
By Inae Riveras and Reese Ewing
  June 11, 2003
(Reuters)

Monsanto asks Brazil GM-soy exporters to pay royalty
Exporters selling genetically modified soybeans from Brazil may be asked to buy a license from Monsanto Co. or "be subject to enforcement actions," the firm said on Tuesday.
  May 20, 2003
(Reuters)

Brazil may sell rust resistent soybeans in 2004/05
SAO PAULO, Brazil, Soybean varieties resistant to Asian rust fungus could be on sale in Brazil's main producer states in time for the 2004/05 harvest, researchers said on Wednesday.(Inae Riveras)
  May 14, 2003
(Reuters)

Brazil's lower house clears genetically modified soy decree
BRASILIA, May 14, (Reuters) - Brazil's lower house of Congress approved on Wednesday a government decree authorising the sale of genetically modified soy until March 31, 2004, instead of Jan. 31 as originally envisaged.
  May 14, 2003
(Reuters)

Brazil's rules for modified food alarms Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, May 8 (Reuters) - Brazil's decision this week to postpone the application of new rules requiring that labels identify genetically modified goods failed to calm nervous exporters in Argentina, where use of the products is extensive.
Brazil's new rules mandate the labeling of foods or ingredients of foods with more than 1 percent genetically modified material.(Karina Grazina)
  May 8, 2003
(Reuters)

Monsanto Brazil seeks royalties for illegal RR soy
SAO PAULO, Brazil, May 6 (Reuters) - The Brazilian unit of U.S. farm products maker Monsanto Co. (NYSE:MON - News) said it was seeking royalties for the illegal use of the firm's trademark genetically-modified "Roundup Ready" (RR) soybeans in Brazil. (Inae Riveras)
  May 6, 2003
(Reuters)

Brazil farmers draw line in field over GMO soy
Although Brazil bans the commercial planting of GM crops, Rio Grande do Sul is unofficially estimated to have sown 80 percent of its soy crop with illegal GM soy seeds smuggled from across the border in Argentina, where they are widely planted.
  Mar 20, 2003
(Reuters)

Further delay in Brazil GMO ruling
SAO PAULO, A federal court ruling on genetically modified organisms (GMOs), due on Friday, has been delayed and and it's unclear when it will be made, a court spokeswoman said.
  Feb14, 2003
(Reuters)

Brazil police sampling crops for illicit GM soy
PORTO ALEGRE, Federal police in Brazil's No. 3 soy state
are collecting crop samples in an inquiry into the illegal cultivation and sale of genetically modified soybeans, while the government and courts try to define Brazil's policy on transgenics.
  Feb 13, 2003
(Reuters)
Sinara Sandri

Non-Gm seed demand strong in Brazil's No.1 soy state
CAMPO VERDE, Soybean seed output is expected to rise just over 50 percent to 240,000 40-kg bags in 2002/03 (Oct/Sept) at the Agro-Sol seed farm in southern Mato Grosso, as demand for conventional seed grows strongly in Brazil's No.1 soy state.
  Feb 12, 2003
(Reuters)
Peter Blackburn

Monsanto takes GM crusade to Brazil
Monsanto's interim chief executive will go to Brazil in early March to try to persuade the government of the benefits of genetically modified (GM) crops in its campaign against hunger.
  Feb 6, 2003
(FT.com)
Caroline Daniel

Monsanto, with the potential to reap huge profits in Brazil denied it is leveraging aid for Lula's "Zero Hunger" program for access to Brazil's vast market.
Although the current government is in favor of GM crops, local consumer and environmental groups have obtained court injunctions blocking sales.
  Dec 12, 2002
(Reuters)

Monsanto had bought up seed companies in Brazil and is poised to dominate bio-tech farming.
Over the last year, however, some of Brazil's farmers have been having second thoughts.
A massive soya front has been moving north, taking over first the plains of Mato Grosso and now moving into the Amazon basin. These farmers have been very successful with their non-GM exports, with some soya beans now going directly to Europe through the new port of Itacoatiara on the Amazon river.
  April 17, 2002
The Guardian
Sue Branford

Monsanto's lobbying of the Brazilian Government has President Fernando Henrique Cardoso launching an all-out drive to get the cultivation and production of genetically-modified products authorised in his country over the next few weeks.   March 22, 2002
The Ecologist
Sue Branford