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Mexico will not modify decree limiting consumption of transgenic corn

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Mexico City, Aug 22 (Prensa Latina) Mexico will not modify the decree limiting the consumption of transgenic corn demanded by the United States, whose authorities convened a panel within the T-MEC Free Trade Agreement.

This was reiterated today by the Ministry of Economy, which is in charge of this process before the conflict resolution mechanism of the trilateral agreement that includes Canada, a country that joined Washington’s claims.

On its website, the entity recalled that in mid-February last year, Mexico agreed to modify some of the scope of a more radical decree, in which it prohibited any use of this type of grass, including animal fodder and, therefore, its import for very specific uses.

But it was very firm in maintaining the prohibition of transgenic corn for human consumption, which includes its non-use in the elaboration of the famous omelets, a basic food of the citizens at all social levels.

In this sense, Secretary Raquel Buenrostro categorically ruled out that the panel would force Mexico to modify this decree to allow the use of transgenic corn in human food products.

She explained that the current legal framework does not put imports at risk, thus countering the argument of the United States regarding the scope of the measures that limit the specific use of modified corn, but not its sales as long as they are within the framework of the decree.

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