Yet another nation has joined against the planting of Monsanto’s genetically modified creations, with a Mexican judge launching a complete ban on the growth of GMO corn field trials that were planned to move forward.
Specifically, the judge cited numerous environmental risks regarding the implementation of GMO corn into the food supply of the nation, knowing full well that unleashing genetically modified strains of corn into nature can lead to a complete loss of genetic integrity. And while the notion is already disturbing, the reality is that we’ve already seen incidents of large-scale genetic contamination on behalf of Monsanto. Going back to the escape of genetically modified wheat in traditional crops, for example, is a perfect example of genetic contamination in action.
Even Reuters reported on the spread of the GM wheat beyond Monsanto test fields — a contamination event that incited lawsuits from farmers who wanted nothing to do with Monsanto’s GMOs.
Mexican citizens and even high ranking judges can see this reality, and Mexico is now joining nations like Peru and Hungary in taking a stand against Monsanto’s complete domination of the international food supply.
The announcement reminds me of Hungary’s direct opposition to Monsanto’s GM maize, in which Hungarians actually burned acres of genetically modified crops to the ground. It was this monumental opposition, in fact, that really ignited a new wave of activism against Monsanto after my 2011 article on the subject achieved hundreds of thousands of shares on social media worldwide.
This decision reminds us of just how much power we truly do wield against Monsanto. As reported in Grist, it was this Mexican judge who went against the powerful Monsanto-backed lobbyists that were seeking to infiltrate the food supply with Monsanto’s mutated varieties. And by doing so, armed with the support of the people, Monsanto has been given the boot.
7 thoughts on “Bombshell: Mexico Bans GMO Corn”
Way to go Mexico!!!!!!!!!
Why will the United States of America not ban this? Most of Europe and now Mexico. What is wrong with the US????????????
As a retired ex-pat living in Oaxaca, of course I am greatly pleased with this decision. However, as a resident here in this area, the birthplace of corn domestication, we must still be aware that the USA still ships enormous quantities of this toxic crap to Mexico, undermining the cost of production and driving compesinos off their land, and we must continue to take care not to ingest this garbage when buying food at markets and restaurants.
Yay for Mexico!! The US wants to label these countries ‘3rd World’…really? Who’s really 3rd world?..the US, that’s who..pushing GMOs worldwide..despicable! Looks like Judges and the people in 3rd world countries are smarter than US.
El Salvador recently also banned GMOs…Lol!
Just shows that when people stand together things start HAPPENING!!!!
Seeing all these small countries that are banning GMO I guess there are more greedy politicians in our great FREE country. Their PERKS mean more to them than you’re well being.