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Mexico will ban GMO corn when new government takes office, incoming agriculture secretary says

| August 24, 2018

Victor Suarez, who has been named as the new [Undersecretary of Food Self-Sufficiency] by President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), has said that genetically modified (GMO) corn will be banned from Mexico when the new government takes office.

“There is no possible doubt about the ban on transgenic (GMO) corn,” Suarez said, during a Transgenic Corn and The New Government forum. In July, AMLO assigned a team to be in charge of the agricultural matters, with Victor Villalobos as the new Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishing and Food ….

“Transgenic seeds are not going to be planted [by] this government …. there is a need to increase production and since there is a sufficient technology to produce what we are importing, we are going to do it with conventional technological tools,” said Villalobos in a press conference in July ….

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