Mexico: Monsanto loses GM permit, victory for beekeepers

Posted on August 12, 2014 • Filed under: Agriculture, Business, Enviromental Issues, Mexico reported…Sweet victory for Mexico beekeepers as Monsanto loses GM permit
Evidence convinced judge of threat posed to honey production in Yucatán – but firm will almost certainly appeal against ruling. A small group of beekeepers in Mexico has inflicted a blow on biotech giant Monsanto, which has halted the company’s ambitions to plant thousands of hectares of soybeans genetically modified to resist the company’s pesticide Roundup. A district judge in the state of Yucatán last month overturned a permit issued to Monsanto by Mexico’s agriculture ministry, Sagarpa, and environmental protection agency, Semarnat, in June 2012 that allowed commercial planting of Roundup-ready soybeans. Read Article

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