Mexico sets a date for when U.S. corn imports will be cut off

Mexico is doubling down on its rejection of GMO corn for human consumption.

In the last few hours, Mexico’s president said the country will ban imports beginning in March of 2024. Chief Ag Negotiator, Doug McKalip had given Mexico until today to explain the science behind the decision. In documents filed by Mexico, the government cited research on glyphosate by the International Agency on Research for Cancer. That group’s 2015 findings have been largely disputed by global ag leaders, including Europe, Canada, and Japan.

Mexico says GM corn will still be allowed for animal feed. McKalip has warned the U.S could soon take steps under USMCA.