Published: C-BAN e-news, Oct. 10, 2013


26440_334178826522_2089508_nA federal judge has ordered Mexico’s government departments to immediately “suspend all activities involving the planting of transgenic corn in the country and end the granting of permission for experimental and pilot commercial plantings”. Mexico is the world’s centre of corn diversity.

You can see more history on the struggle in Mexico here, to read about what this victory means: http://www.grain.org/article/entries/4725-hands-off-our-maize-resistance-to-gmos-in-mexico

Groups in Mexico had stated: “We reject the whole GE maize paradigm as a direct attack on over 10,000 years of stewardship of native maize; on the agricultural and subsistence strategies of peoples and communities; on Mexico’s food security and sovereignty; on free and autonomous food production from native, patent-free, non-genetically modified seeds, and on public health.”

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