Crop Biotech Update

90% of Mexican Corn Imports are Transgenic

October 10, 2012

Data from the Mexican Ministry of Agriculture reveal that about 90% of Mexico's maize imports are transgenic varieties. Mexico cultivates more than seven million hectares of maize but needs to import 10 million tons of corn to meet local demand.

Mexican Agriculture Minister Francisco Mayorga told a meeting of G20 agricultural scientists held last September that the country had to import maize, soybean and rapeseed to cope with rising prices. He noted that it was impossible not to use biotech maize amidst the current situation.

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