They argue that the law sets up safeguards to introduce genetically modified crops cautiously and monitor their effects. After scientists found transgenic corn in the fields of these mountains in , despite a ban on commercial planting, Mr. That led to formation of the study panel, which was set up by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, a government-financed group that monitors the environmental effects of Nafta, and was made up of experts from Mexico, the United States, Canada and Britain.
The study concluded that the alien corn found here probably came from American food imports distributed in government stores for the poor and planted by local farmers. One such farmer, Olga Toro Maldonado, said the new corn produced well the first year. But the grain she saved and planted the following year produced "tiny, ugly little things.
In the end, she said, "we realized that it is better to have our own maize. The new law promises special rules to protect corn, gives the environmental ministry new power over whether to approve any transgenic crops and allows communities to set up zones that are free of transgenics. The ban on commercial planting is still in effect.
World Science vs. Culture in Mexico's Corn Staple.
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