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Costa Rican legislators likely to refuse permit for genetically modified pineapples

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Environmentalists and legislators have asked the Costa Rican authorities to deny permits for the cultivation and trade of genetically modified pineapples.

One company has applied for permission to market genetically modified pineapples grown in a plantation of up to 200 hectares.

If the application is approved, it would be the first time that genetically modified fruit would be grown in Costa Rica.

Original source: Fresh Plaza (via Teletica)