Strong pressure has been and continues to be applied to the Mexican Federal Government to approve the use of Genetically Engineered Organism´s or GMO´s.
Monsanto is the largest GMO corporation leading and placing pressure on the Government.
Mexico so far, has resisted strongly the use of GMO planting within its borders. However, pressure has increased dramatically since the recent presidential elections, indicated Elena Alvarez-Buylla, investigator for the Ecological Institute at the UNAM and president of the Union of Scientists Committed to Society or UCSS.
“It is regrettable that the Mexican authorities have yielded to the demands of this corporation, and have done so during the electoral process as well as the spring – summer crop season, withholding any announcement and approving three new permits to plant transgenic corn in its pilot phase for Monsanto in northern Tamaulipas.” Alvarez-Buyulla informed reporters.