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TITLE:  Aysen Region of Chile declared free of transgenics
SOURCE: sent by Maria Isabel Manzur, Chile Sustenable
DATE:   November 24, 2001

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AYSEN REGION OF CHILE DECLARED FREE OF TRANSGENICS

The environmental Commission of the Senate and the Ministry of Agriculture, 
organized a workshop of "Clean Production" in the region of Aysen, in the 
south of Chile in April 2001. It counted with the presence of 3 senators, 
and among the outcomes of the meeting, were that the Senate Commision 
declared the region of Aysen a clean production zone, free of transgenics 
and devoted to organic agriculture. It was also agreed the need of 
legislation about transgenic crops and the need of information about the 
location of these crops.



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