In the past, the Mexican government has approved some 90 GMO corn varieties for import, among nearly 170 total approvals for GMO seeds including cotton and soybeans. But under President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who took office in late 2018, no GMO seeds have been approved by health regulator Cofepris. Here, a worker samples an imported load of corn at Tuxpan, in Veracruz. | Reuters/Henry Romero photo

Mexico nixes new GMO corn permit for first time, farm lobby says

MEXICO CITY, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Mexican health safety regulators have rejected a new variety of GMO corn for the first time, the head of the country’s top farm lobby told Reuters, in a sign the government is hardening its position against genetically-modified crops. Mexico, birthplace of modern corn, has never permitted the commercial-scale cultivation […] Read more