Article – Mexico: Analysis of public policy in the regulation of genomics and transgenic products in Mexico

In this work, as a start, a review of the definitions of genomics, transgenics, and public policies is presented; the difference of each one is presented, an analysis is created in public policies on genomics and transgenics; The problem of its regulation in Mexico is described, and some ethical controversies that arise from the possible applications in Mexico and that come out of the legal regulatory norms in Mexico are discussed.
It talks about the general problems in creating laws with respect to genomics and transgenic issues, to later explain why society it is difficult to identify and understand these terms; The lag in this type of technology in Mexico is described, indicating the possible changes necessary in the regulations and some essential points that are mentioned in the norms that allow its regulation and sanction the possible damage due to the use of transgenic and genomic products.

The Americas – Mexico: Draft amendment to implement front labeling of transgenic products

Congresswoman Celeste Sánchez Romero (PT) presented an initiative to reform several provisions of the General Law on Health and Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms, with the purpose of guaranteeing the consumer’s right to information, through front labeling.

He stated that the information contained in the labels must be truthful, objective, clear, understandable, precise and useful for the consumer, in order to allow identifying at a glance the content of transgenic products.

In a press release, he stated that Mexico has a severe delay in the front labeling of transgenic products, which have a strong impact on the health of those who consume them, when they are consumed over a long period of time.