Mexico and Monsanto: Taking Precaution in the Face of Genetic Contamination

Mexico and Monsanto: Taking Precaution in the Face of Genetic Contamination

Mexico is the “center of origin” where maize was first domesticated from its wild ancestor, teocinte. The country is arguably the last place you’d want to risk the possibility that its wide array of native seeds might be undermined by what indigenous people have called “genetic pollution” from GM maize.

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