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Seed companies hoping to end Mexico’s GMO suspension

| | October 22, 2013
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In a brief interview with Agriculture.com, 2013 World Food Prize Laureate Robert Fraley, Monsanto’s Chief Technology Officer, said the he expects his company to try to end a recent suspension of field trials of genetically modified corn in Mexico.

“This will be a case where we’ll follow up,” Fraley said Thursday during a visit to the Des Moines, Iowa-based media company, Meredith Corporation (publisher of Successful Farming magazine).

Fraley said that in Mexico, “any judge, anywhere, can make a ruling.”

Monsanto already has gotten approval to plant genetically modified corn varieties from Mexico’s departments of agriculture and of the environment and natural resources.

But the release of GM corn into the environment was challenged last July in court by 53 scientists, activists and others, including 22 environmental and human rights groups.

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