Brazil's Agriculture Minister Roberto Rodrigues has said the government is to submit to Congress this week a draft bill to regulate the growing and sale of genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Rodrigues said the bill would be given priority attention, allowing debates and a vote within 45 days, reported Reuters. That way, the government's position on the planting of GM soy should be made clear before the beginning of the summer crop planting season, which begins in late September or early October and continues to December.