Agrobiotechnologies in Uruguay: positioning of the players around an uncertain debate

Agricultura Sociedad y Desarrollo

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Title Agrobiotechnologies in Uruguay: positioning of the players around an uncertain debate
Agrobiotecnologías en Uruguay: posicionamiento de actores en torno a un debate incierto
 
Creator Bianco-Bozzo, Mariela
Chiappe-Hernández, Marta
Carámbula-Pareja, Matías
 
Description In Uruguay, the introduction and use of transgenic seeds hasbecome an intermittent process of agreements and disagreementsbetween the players involved. Upon the introduction of thetransgenic soybean (Glycine max) in 1996 an area of conflictbegan, with the scenarios changing in accordance with thedegree of involvement of the different players. These include theproducers’ organizations with differing nuances on the subject,the companies of agricultural inputs which commercializetransgenic seeds, the community of researchers that hold theexpert knowledge about the subject matter, the State and politicalpolicies that have changed with regard to the authorization,supervision and control of the GMOs, some environmentalistNGOs that have rejected the authorization of transgenic events,and the general consumers. The controversy has been subjectto the unsteadiness of the prominent role that several playershave assumed at different moments, failing to involve en massethe civilian society which has largely remained misinformedand alien to the debate. In this context, the different meanings,social representations and strategies around agrobiotechnologiesare analyzed, sustained by supporters as well as by detractorsof these technologies.
En Uruguay, la introducción y el uso de semillas transgénicases un proceso intermitente de encuentros y desencuentros entreactores diversos. Desde la introducción de semilla de soja (Glycinemax) transgénica en 1996, se ha ido configurando una arenade conflicto con escenarios cambiantes de acuerdo al gradode involucramiento de distintos actores. Entre ellos se cuentanlas organizaciones de productores con distintos matices sobreel tema, las empresas de insumos agrícolas que comercializanlas semillas transgénicas, la comunidad de investigadores quedetenta el saber experto sobre la temática, el Estado y la políticapública que ha sido cambiante en relación a la autorización,supervisión y control de OGM, algunas ONG ambientalistas quehan mostrado su rechazo a la autorización de eventos transgénicos,y los consumidores en general. La polémica ha estadosujeta a los vaivenes de los protagonismos que los distintos actoreshan asumido en diferentes momentos sin lograr, por ello,involucrar masivamente a la sociedad civil, que ha permanecido,en gran parte, desinformada y ajena al debate. En este contextose analizan los distintos significados, representaciones sociales yestrategias en torno a las agrobiotecnologías, sustentados tantopor partidarios como por detractores de estas tecnologías.
 
Publisher Colegio de Postgraduados
 
Date 2010-05-04
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://www.revista-asyd.mx/index.php/asyd/article/view/1122
 
Source Agricultura Sociedad y Desarrollo; Vol. 7 Núm. 3 (2010): Agricultura Sociedad y Desarrollo; 247-264
2594-0244
1870-5472
 
Language spa
 
Relation https://www.revista-asyd.mx/index.php/asyd/article/view/1122/459
 

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