Canada joins U.S. in Mexican trade dispute

IARN — Canada has formally agreed to take part in a trade dispute settlement consultation process, launched by the U.S., involving Mexico’s increasing restrictions on biotechnology product use and imports. The issue relates to President Obrador’s decree, several months ago, to ban the use of genetically modified corn in Mexico. The ban would include all genetically modified corn products for human consumption and for use in animal feed.

Mexico argues that genetically modified corn may have negative health effects, but authorities in that country have not yet presented any proof of those claims. While the main thrust of President Obrador’s decree relates to corn, Mexico is also a major buyer of canola from Canada.

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