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Mexico Bans GMO Corn and Plans to Phase Out Imports by 2024

Jan. 4, 2021, 7:09 PM

Mexico banned genetically modified corn and will phase out imports over the next three years as part of the government’s efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in food production.

The nation will revoke permits and stop issuing new ones for the release of GMO corn seeds, according to a decree issued last week. By 2024, Mexico will phase out GMO corn imports and also the use of glyphosate, the most commonly used herbicide in the U.S. that’s found in products such as Bayer AG’s Roundup.

Mexico’s leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has promised to strengthen Mexico’s self-reliance in energy and food...

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