Modified corn opponents plan protest Wednesday

Those who oppose genetically modified corn plants will be taking to the streets next Wednesday at the peak traffic hour. The location will be the traffic circle at the Fuente de Hispanidad in front of Mall San Pedro at 4 p.m.

A number of organizations, including the Bloque Verde will participate. They oppose the approval given a Monsanto subsidiary to plant a small tract with genetically modified corn. The Comisión Técnica Nacional de Bioseguridad gave the firm the go ahead earlier in the week.

In a press release, the Bloque Verde also said that opponents of the corn were unhappy with the secrecy that surrounded the decision. The Ley del Servicio Fitosanitario del Estado keeps the information involved in the decision secret, the organization said. The group said that this information should be public.

Another demonstration is planned in front of the Alajuela municipal building at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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