Mexico: If U.S. GMO corn passes the test, we’ll take it

Mexican officials are set to publish a new decree surrounding imports of GMO corn.

The country’s Secretary of Economy says if corn coming into Mexico passes a sanitary test of the Federal Commission for Protection against Santitary Risks (Cofepris), it will be allowed in.

“And if they prove that there is no harm to health, then it will be approved. If Cofepris says that it does not generate any harm, the product is approved,” said Raquel Buenrostro.

There is no date when this will take effect but officials say it should be enacted in the coming days. This comes after U.S. officials threatened a dispute over the GMO ban under the U.S. Mexico Canada agreement.

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