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Mexico Bans GMO Corn!

October 18, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

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The international saga over the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has reached a new chapter as Mexico bans genetically modified corn. Mexico has now put an immediate and indefinite ban on genetically modified corn as of Oct. 10, 2013.

EcoWatch reports the decision was made by Judge Jaime Eduardo Verdugo J., who serves on the Twelfth Federal District Court for Civil Matters in Mexico City. The judge’s reasoning for the decision is the “risk of imminent harm to the environment.”  EcoWatch cites that his ruling “immediately suspends all activities involving the planting of transgenic corn in the country and ends the granting of permission for experimental and pilot commercial plantings.”

Another important aspect of this ruling, as reported by Organic Consumers Association, is the banning of multinational corporations like Monsanto from releasing genetically modified corn in the Mexican countryside. This provision is significant as it temporary protects the 20,000…

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