Mexico – Authorities without scientific elements for banning transgenic maize

Mexico failed to provide scientific evidence to the United States to support the government’s decision to ban the importation of GM corn for tortilla production, according to specialized sources in the agricultural sector.

In the meeting that Mexico convened last week to attend the consultations requested by the US government under the T-MEC for the ban on genetically modified grain, the arguments were not convincing, said the general director of Grupo Consultor de Mercados Agrícolas (GCMA), Juan Carlos Anaya.

“From what is known so far that happened at the meeting, the Mexicans did not present any elements that show that there was harm to humans from the consumption of GM corn,” he said. As the deadline expires, it could be that the United States will ask Mexico for a definition, he added.