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Monsanto Plans to Plant GMO Corn in Mexico

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page and our Millions Against Monsanto page . On September 3, Eduardo Camacho published an interview in El Universal with Mr. Jose Manuel Madero, director of Monsanto in Mexico, recently held in Boone, Iowa, United States. The director of Monsanto-Mexico describes the corporation's plans "to save Mexico" from its corn and cotton deficit and transform it into a net exporter using GMO technology. For space limitations, I will refer only to the case of corn. He argues that Monsanto's plan is based on the results of experimental and pilot phases, as developed in the states of Sinaloa, Sonora, Coahuila, and Tamaulipas. The plan's pillars are: 1) planting one million hectares of GM corn in the short term in the north, where "they are not currently planting due to pest problems and lack of water;" t...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_26543.cfm

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