So happy for Mexico! I have to wonder though – how long will it take the US to follow suit?
I mean, let’s face it, this is a daunting task, but it can be done.
A Mexican judge placed an immediate and indefinite ban on genetically-modified corn in the country, only days after thousands across the world took to the streets in protest against Monsanto and their GMO industry.
Effective immediately, companies like Monsanto and DuPont/Pioneer will no longer be allowed to plant or sell their corn within the country’s borders.
The decision comes nearly two years after the Mexican government had put Monsanto’s GE corn on hold, citing the need for more tests.
Now, Mexican authorities have made their move.
According to Environmental Food and Justice, Judge Jaime Eduardo Verdugo J. of the Twelfth Federal District Court for Civil Matters of Mexico City ruled that the genetically-engineered corn posed ”the risk of imminent harm to the environment.”
He also ordered Mexico’s Secretary of Agriculture and SEMARNAT (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales), equivalent to the U.S. EPA, to immediately “suspend all activities involving the planting of…
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