Brazil's Lula Signs Order Allowing Gene-Modified Soy Crop
Bloomberg, October 15, 2004

Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva signed an executive order to allow planting and trade of genetically modified soy in the 2004-2005 harvest, enabling farmers to buy seeds from companies such as Monsanto Co.

The order, which is published in the official gazette today, allows farmers to plant the transgenic soybeans until Dec. 31 and to sell them until Jan. 31, 2006. The trade deadline can be delayed for another 60 days, the decree said