Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -

U.S. farmers urge Washington to challenge Mexico's looming ban on GM corn


Eldorado
 Share

Recommended Posts

Farmers in the United States are urging their government to challenge a looming Mexican ban on genetically modified (GM) corn under a regional free trade agreement, warning of billions of dollars of economic damage to both countries.

A late 2020 decree by Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador would phase out GM corn and the herbicide glyphosate by 2024. Supporters of the ban say GM seeds can contaminate Mexico's age-old native varieties and point to research showing adverse effects of glyphosate.

Mexico prides itself as the birthplace of modern corn but it imports about 17 million tonnes of U.S. corn a year and is on track to import even more this year, experts said.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/u-s-farmers-urge-washington-to-challenge-mexico-s-looming-ban-on-gm-corn/ar-AA12fA3Z?

  • Like 1
  • Sad 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

Looks like it is going to hurt the U.S. eccononically more than Mexico.   I think Mexico has a right to try to preserve their crops.   Monsanto is probably behind the protest, and they need to go the way of the dinosaur because that's what will happen to us if they are allowed to ruin the world like they have ruined the U.S.

Edited by Desertrat56
  • Like 5
  • Thanks 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, Eldorado said:

Farmers in the United States are urging their government to challenge a looming Mexican ban on genetically modified (GM) corn under a regional free trade agreement, warning of billions of dollars of economic damage to both countries.

A late 2020 decree by Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador would phase out GM corn and the herbicide glyphosate by 2024. Supporters of the ban say GM seeds can contaminate Mexico's age-old native varieties and point to research showing adverse effects of glyphosate.

Mexico prides itself as the birthplace of modern corn but it imports about 17 million tonnes of U.S. corn a year and is on track to import even more this year, experts said.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/u-s-farmers-urge-washington-to-challenge-mexico-s-looming-ban-on-gm-corn/ar-AA12fA3Z?

The funny thing about contaminating local crops.  This may come as a surprise <sarcasm> but Iowa is a big corn producing state.  We had farmers sued by Monsanto and the like because they had GMO corn in their fields due to cross pollination. Monsanto Sues Farmers for 16 Yrs over GMOs, NEVER Loses (naturalsociety.com)

So not only would Mexico potentially lose their local strains, but Monsanto could sue them for it.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 3
  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

41 minutes ago, Gromdor said:

The funny thing about contaminating local crops.  This may come as a surprise <sarcasm> but Iowa is a big corn producing state.  We had farmers sued by Monsanto and the like because they had GMO corn in their fields due to cross pollination. Monsanto Sues Farmers for 16 Yrs over GMOs, NEVER Loses (naturalsociety.com)

So not only would Mexico potentially lose their local strains, but Monsanto could sue them for it.

They did the same thing to the soybean farmers who would not buy their seed as well.   It was all about controling the seeds.  I would like to see Monsanto sue a whole country, show them for the reprobates they are.  That would be ridiculous.   The wouldn't get away with it in Europe where there are very strict rules about GMO seeds.

Edited by Desertrat56
  • Like 5
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Gromdor said:

The funny thing about contaminating local crops.  This may come as a surprise <sarcasm> but Iowa is a big corn producing state.  We had farmers sued by Monsanto and the like because they had GMO corn in their fields due to cross pollination. Monsanto Sues Farmers for 16 Yrs over GMOs, NEVER Loses (naturalsociety.com)

So not only would Mexico potentially lose their local strains, but Monsanto could sue them for it.

Hi Gromdor

Same up here with wheat and other grains 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

7 hours ago, jmccr8 said:

Same up here with wheat and other grains 

The bottom lines used to be manageable... 

Quote

CigsInHospitals-645x645.jpg

~

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 hours ago, Eldorado said:

Farmers in the United States are urging their government to challenge a looming Mexican ban on genetically modified (GM) corn...

Where's Bill Gates on this? Isn't he busy buying up all of the arable land left vacant from bankrupt farmers?

Why Is Bill Gates Buying Farm Land? - Common Sense and Ramblings In America

Link to comment
Share on other sites

13 hours ago, Gromdor said:

The funny thing about contaminating local crops.  This may come as a surprise <sarcasm> but Iowa is a big corn producing state.  We had farmers sued by Monsanto and the like because they had GMO corn in their fields due to cross pollination. Monsanto Sues Farmers for 16 Yrs over GMOs, NEVER Loses (naturalsociety.com)

 

It happens allot.  Farmers cannot even use their own seeds because they will get sued.  Most every seed has at least a little cross pollination in it and Monsanto claims that it is theirs.  

  • Sad 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.