International Tribunal Demands GM Maize Ban in Mexico

December 15, 2014 0 Comments

Calls on UN bodies to take action

Submitted on 05 December 2014

Calls on UN bodies to take action

DEC 4, 2014, MEXICO CITY—The Mexican Chapter of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal has called on the Mexican government to ban the planting of genetically modified (GM) maize in the country. The decision cited the importance of maize as one of three principal staple crops globally, which millions depend on. The Tribunal, which considered evidence gathered over three years from over 1000 organizations on this and other issues, also highlighted the importance of Mexico as the centre of origin of maize globally.