67 Costa Rican municipalities now have ordinances banning GMO crops

December 5, 2013

With the passage of a new ordinances in the Caribbean slope town of Siquirres and the southern Pacific city of Golfito 82 percent of Costa Rican municipalities have now banned the growth of genetically modified crops.

Although municipal governments across the country seem eager to jump on the GMO-free bandwagon, without a national ban the ordinances are not enforceable. GMO projects previously approved by the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry will continue, even in municipalities with bans. 

You may be interested

Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada
Please Send Coffee!
1219 views
Please Send Coffee!
1219 views

Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada

Gustavo Díaz Cruz - December 14, 2017

My mom named me Gustavo Adolfo. I was born in Puntarenas, next to the sea, but my home was in…

Response to disaster: aid successes, struggles in post-Maria Puerto Rico
Weather
1179 views
Weather
1179 views

Response to disaster: aid successes, struggles in post-Maria Puerto Rico

John McPhaul - December 13, 2017

As Costa Rica joins many other nations in looking back upon the horrendous 2017 hurricane season, longtime Tico Times contributor…

Looking back at Hurricane Maria: the initial impact
Weather
2051 views
Weather
2051 views

Looking back at Hurricane Maria: the initial impact

John McPhaul - December 12, 2017

As Costa Rica joins many other nations in looking back upon the devastating 2017 hurricane season, longtime Tico Times contributor…