Mexico is grappling with deciding what policies to apply to genetically modified corn, reportedly entering the country as part of US shipments.
A government commission (Comision Intersecretarial de Bioseguridad y Organismos Geneticamente Modificados) is in the midst of a study that will examine the issue thoroughly and make recommendations to appropriate agencies. The study is scheduled for release sometime in December.
Commission director Victor Manuel Villalobos said the panel is looking at both the negative and positive aspects of genetically modified corn, including such positive factors as increased yields and greater resistance to disease.
"We must carefully analyze all risks …