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Mexico rejects Monsanto’s GMO corn

Posted By admin On February 11, 2011 @ 5:19 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Jonathan Benson
Natural News [1]
Feb 11, 2011

Mexican officials seem to have more common sense than American officials, with their continued denouncement of Monsanto’s genetically-modified (GM) corn. Mexico has kept in effect a moratorium on Monsanto’s GM corn since 2005, citing a lack of safety studies and evidence showing the “Frankencorn” is safe, and that it will not cross-contaminate non-GM crops. The Mexican government recently denied Monsanto’s request to expand a pilot program for its crops in Northern Mexico as well.

In 2009, Mexico decided to allow Monsanto to plant small GM corn test sites on the condition that the company could both prove that its crops were resistant to pests and pesticides, and that they could provide economic benefits to Mexico. Monsanto has yet to show that the crops actually benefit people rather than its own pocketbook, and of course the multinational biotechnology company has yet to submit a single legitimate safety study for its crops.

The Mexican govenment seems to have had enough of the games, it seems, having recently denied any further expansions of the Monsanto test sites. With its many varieties of heritage corn, Mexico has a lot to lose if its corn stocks become contaminated with Monsanto’s patented corn varieties. So it is pressing for more safety studies before any further plantings take place.

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To date, there has never been a single, verifiable safety study proving that any GMO is safe for people or for the environment. GMO residues, however, are known to travel to nearby fields and contaminate conventional and organic crop varieties. In fact, most of North Dakota is now blanketed in GMO canola, as the mutant crop now infests fields and meadows, and grows by roadside all across the midwestern plain state (http://www.naturalnews.com/030810_G… [4]).

GMOs are linked to a host of animal and human health problems as well, including rapid aging, organ dysfunction, infertility, autoimmune disorders, gastrointestinal problems, and altered insulin regulation, among other conditions. In fact, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) called for a moratorium onGMOs [5]back in 2009, and warned the public to avoid them (http://www.naturalnews.com/026426_G… [6]).

Sources for this story include:

http://www.mexico.vg/businesses/mex… [7]

http://www.nasdaq.com/aspx/stock-ma… [8]

http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2011/01/2… [9]


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[1] Natural News: http://www.naturalnews.com/031295_Mexico_GMO_corn.html

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[4] http://www.naturalnews.com/030810_G…: http://www.naturalnews.com/030810_GMOs_European_Union.html

[5] GMOs: http://www.naturalnews.com/GMOs.html

[6] http://www.naturalnews.com/026426_G…: http://www.naturalnews.com/026426_GMO_food_GMOs.html

[7] http://www.mexico.vg/businesses/mex…: http://www.mexico.vg/businesses/mexico-monsanto-pilot-project/2494

[8] http://www.nasdaq.com/aspx/stock-ma…: http://www.nasdaq.com/aspx/stock-market-news-story.aspx?storyid=201101261539dowjonesdjonline000504&title=monsanto-asks-mexico-to-rethink-delay-in-modified-corn-tests

[9] http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2011/01/2…: http://eatdrinkbetter.com/2011/01/27/mexico-says-no-to-monsanto/

[10] Monsanto plotting to wipe out genetic diversity of corn in Mexico with GMO corn: http://www.prisonplanet.com/monsanto-plotting-to-wipe-out-genetic-diversity-of-corn-in-mexico-with-gmo-corn.html

[11] USDA green-lights field trials of Monsanto drought-resistant corn after admitting it performs no better than natural corn: http://www.prisonplanet.com/usda-green-lights-field-trials-of-monsanto-drought-resistant-corn-after-admitting-it-performs-no-better-than-natural-corn.html

[12] Mexico Officials: Allowing GM Corn Will Devastate Crops: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mexico-officials-allowing-gm-corn-will-devastate-crops.html

[13] Insecticides Modified in GM Corn Polluting U.S. Waters: http://www.prisonplanet.com/insecticides-modified-in-gm-corn-polluting-u-s-waters.html

[14] Analysis Finds Monsanto’s GM Corn Nutritionally Dead, Highly Toxic: http://www.prisonplanet.com/analysis-finds-monsanto%e2%80%99s-gm-corn-nutritionally-dead-highly-toxic.html

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