Creando Redes por una América Latina Libre de Transgénicos

Translated title of the contribution: Creating Networks for a GMO-Free Latin America

Maria Elizabeth Bravo Velasquez, María Isabel Cárcamo, María Isabel Manzur

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This paper reviews the birth, evolution and achievements of the Network for a Transgenic-Free Latin America (RALLT); a network of regional coordination space to support organizations that face the expansion of transgenic crops. RALLT addresses the issue of transgenic crops from different perspectives, including the health impacts they generate, the loss of biodiversity, and the dependence created by the application of intellectual property rights on seeds. This article provides a historical and political account of how and why RALLT was created. It also analyzes how it has built its identity as a Latin American network, in which it is necessary to establish dialogues among its members and with other actors, how it develops and builds spaces for solidarity, and reviews the major issues on which it has worked over the years and identifies the new pending ones.
Translated title of the contributionCreating Networks for a GMO-Free Latin America
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Pages (from-to)166-181
Number of pages16
JournalLetras Verdes
Issue number22
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2017


  • Crops
  • Historical recount
  • Latin America
  • Transgenic

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 413A Social and Cultural Studies


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