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    Default UPDATE 2-Mexico denies permit for new GMO corn variety, first time ever

    David Alire Garcia, Adriana Barrera
    October 8, 2021

    (New throughout, adds comment from Bayer)

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Mexican health safety regulators have rejected a new variety of GMO corn for the first time, according to German conglomerate Bayer which makes the grain and blasted the decision, saying it was looking into its legal options.
    Mexico, birthplace of modern corn, has never permitted the commercial-scale cultivation of GMO corn but has for decades allowed such varieties to be imported, mostly from U.S. farmers and overwhelmingly used to fatten livestock.
    Mexican regulators did not confirm the decision and also did not reply to several requests for comment. Regulators must approve each new variety developed by seed companies before crops grown from them can later be imported.

    Continue reading: https://www.reuters.com/article/mexi...-idUKL1N2R41X9
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    Default Re: UPDATE 2-Mexico denies permit for new GMO corn variety, first time ever

    I am so pleased to read this. Mexico has denied the importation of GMO seed corn for years and there is no earthly reason why they should discontinue that policy. Bayer cannot force them to buy genetically modified corn — Mexico, birthplace of corn, the mother country where the corn plant originated. Mexico is determined to keep their strain pure, and kudos to them!
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    Default Re: UPDATE 2-Mexico denies permit for new GMO corn variety, first time ever

    Thanks for this bit of good news, Grulla!

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