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Lawsuits Likely Over GMO Corn Import, Glyphosate Ban

Mexican government plans to stop importing genetically modified (GMO) corn

Mexican flag VIA PIXABAY Feb 2021

The Mexican government's plan to stop importing genetically modified (GMO) corn as well as the widely-used herbicide glyphosate will likely face legal challenges this month to reverse the proposal, according to the new head of Mexico's top farm lobby, reports Successful Farming.

Juan Cortina, president of Mexico's Farm Council (CNA), told Reuters late on Wednesday that he thinks the lawsuits are needed to get the government to back down.

Mexico was the top destination for U.S. corn exports in 2019, bringing in about $2.7 billion in shipments, a vast majority of that the yellow No. 2 variety typically used to make animal feed, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data. Over 90% of U.S. corn is produced using genetically-modified varieties.

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