Monsanto Dealt Major Blow in Mexico

The Monsanto-led TEN-YEAR campaign to force its transgenic (GE) corn on Mexico appears to have failed. Mexico is the world-renowned birthplace of maize. In this ruling, Monsanto’s attacks on Indigenous and peasant farmers has been dealt a stunning defeat by Mexico’s highest court.
“…Mexico’s Supreme Court refused to review an appeals court decision from 2013, which in effect will allow the appeals court to verify the suspension of permits for the planting of GE corn grain and uphold the enforcement of the ban throughout the country. The original decision included a declaration that the benefits of GMO corn remain unproven.”
Devon Pena translates this article fromthe Mexican newspaper ‘La Journada.’ Jim https://ejfood.blogspot.com/…/monsanto-in-mexico-breaking-n…

“The first chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) refused to review or analyze an amparo promoted by the company Monsanto, with which the multinational intended that the maximum court of the country pronounce on the final status of the issuance of commercial permits for the sowing of transgenic maize…

“The lawyer of the Corn Collective, René Sánchez Galindo, explained that last Wednesday in a private meeting, the Supreme Court justices evaluated the appeal that Monsanto filed. None of the justices endorsed the company’s request, which is a requirement for the Court to place it on iys docket, as individuals cannot impose these requirements.”