Transgenics have been controversial throughout the world, and Colombia is not the exception. This year, for the first time, the Colombian government approved Monsanto’s BT cotton and it has been a red-hot issue in the national and regional press. The media, through editorialists, columnists and journalists, has taken on the task of informing, and sometimes misinforming, the public.

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How press coverage on transgenic food has evolved in Colombia?

Mara Brugés Polo   Colombian Association of Science Journalism

Transgenics have been controversial throughout the world, and Colombia is not the exception. This year, for the first time, the Colombian government approved Monsanto’s BT cotton and it has been a red-hot issue in the national and regional press. The media, through editorialists, columnists and journalists, has taken on the task of informing, and sometimes misinforming, the public.

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