Mexico: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

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Mexico has not approved any biotechnology food or feed products since May 2018 and there is no official indication when approvals will resume. In 2019, Mexico stopped approvals of glyphosate imports and rejected all permit applications for cultivation of genetically engineered (GE) cotton, citing the precautionary principle. Cotton is the only GE crop planted in Mexico. In 2020, the denial of cultivation permits, together with the lack of GE seeds, low glyphosate stocks, and reduced global demand for textiles and clothing, resulted in an estimated 36 percent annual decrease in the area of GE cotton planted in Mexico. Mexico is one of the world’s largest importers of GE corn and soy.

Mexico: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

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