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Incident details
Region/Continent and country:
South America / Argentina
Category of incident:
What was contaminated:
GM organism involved:
Maize
Year incident occurred:
2001

Route of contamination
Illegal release

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August 2004 - Etoile GA21

Argentina - illegal planting of Monsanto GM maize discovered

According to information leaked to Greenpeace, substantial amounts of Monsanto's GM herbicide tolerant Roundup Ready maize, GA 21 was planted in Argentina's main three maize production provinces of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe and Cordoba. This GM variety was not been approved for planting or human or animal consumption in Argentina, or for import to Europe. The situation was confirmed by the Argentinean Secretariat of Agriculture.
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Further information

Greenpeace Press Release 11 May 2001 ILLEGAL GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CORN FROM MONSANTO DETECTED IN ARGENTINA >


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