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Mexico Will Buy Non-GMO Corn from U.S. Farmers as it Bans GMOs & Glyphosate

OCA’s Via Organica and Milliones Contra Monsanto (Millions Against Monsanto) sister organizations in Mexico have campaigned for years, as part of a large anti-GMO and organic Movement, to ban GMOs and glyphosate. After years of litigation, protests, and campaigning the MORENA (Movement for the National Regeneration of Mexico) ruling party in Mexico has banned GMO corn and soy and announced it is moving to stop the importation of GMO corn from the U.S. and ban the use of Monsanto/Bayer’s glyphosate.

Ken Roseboro writes:

“Mexico plans to contract with farmers in the U.S., Argentina, and Brazil to buy non-GMO yellow corn as the country moves closer to its scheduled ban of genetically modified corn in 2024, according to the country’s deputy agriculture minister, Victor Suárez. In an interview with Reuters, Suárez said Mexico is on schedule to cut its U.S. imports of yellow corn, used primarily for animal feed, by nearly half. The government is working to make agreements with the country’s corn growers to increase yellow corn production to 6 million tons.

‘We do believe that we will achieve it,’ Suárez said.

Mexico currently imports some 17 million tons of U.S. corn each year, most of it is yellow GMO corn.

Mexico is relying on its small- and medium-scale farmers who show significant growth potential in their yields per acre, Suárez says.

To make up the other 50%, Suárez says Mexico will look to contract with farmers in other countries, including the U.S., to grow non-GMO corn.”

Learn more: Mexico Plans To Buy Non-GMO Corn From the U.S., Other Countries as It Moves Ahead With GMO Ban