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Wednesday, 01 February 2023 11:14 GMT

US, Mexico will not sign deal over strategy to ban imports of modified corn


(MENAFN) U.S. officials made a statement on Monday they are still far from deal with Mexico over that nation’s strategies to prohibit imports of genetically modified corn for human use.

Mexico has stated it may finally prohibit GM corn for animal feed too, but voiced hope that some sort of joint deal might be signed to study the issue.

The U.S. Trade Representative’s office declared Mexico had suggested some changes, but "these changes are not sufficient."

"Mexico’s proposed approach, which is not grounded in science, still threatens to disrupt billions of dollars in bilateral agricultural trade, cause serious economic harm to U.S. farmers and Mexican livestock producers," the office made an announcement.

U.S. farmers are concerned regarding the possible loss of the single biggest export market for U.S. corn. Mexico has been importing U.S. GM feed corn for decades, purchasing about USD3 billion worth per annum.

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