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NaturalNews – Ethan A. Huff – Mexican Farmers Fight To Preserve 59 Indigenous Corn Varieties Against Hostile GMO Takeover – 20 July 2014

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) Dozens of native maize varieties are threatened with extinction in Mexico as Big Biotech moves to replace them with commercialized genetically modified (GM) corn. A coalition of Mexican farmers is fighting tooth and nail to stop this aggressive takeover, but the stakes are high to preserve the 59 indigenous corn varieties that Mexican farmers have relied upon for centuries.

On July 5, 2013, the alliance filed a class-action lawsuit to stop the Mexican government from granting permits to plant GM maize. Later that fall, a judge ruled that both experimental and commercial plantings would have to wait until a final verdict is reached, which could take many more months or even years.
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