Posted BY: Bill | NwoReport
Mexico’s decision to halt imports of genetically modified (GMO) corn from the United States has triggered a conflict with U.S. globalists. Despite months of negotiations, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) remains steadfast in his commitment to phase out GMO corn and glyphosate herbicides by January 2024. This move, applauded by various groups, including environmental and consumer advocates, has struck a blow to the U.S. economy heavily reliant on GMO crops.
The Biden administration’s attempts to sway AMLO’s stance on GMO corn have proven fruitless, prompting the U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai to announce the formation of a dispute settlement panel under the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA). The U.S. asserts that Mexico’s measures are “USMCA-inconsistent biotechnology measures” and demands compliance for American farmers’ access to the Mexican market. This imperialistic stance has been met with resistance, as a growing populist movement in both countries rejects consuming GMOs.
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The Mexican Ministry of Economy vehemently opposes the U.S. position, rejecting the threat of the dispute panel. It stands ready to defend Mexico’s regulations and demonstrate its compatibility with treaty commitments while highlighting that the challenged measures do not adversely affect trade. This clash has raised questions about food sovereignty and the right to set regulations in line with national interests.
Supporting Mexico’s stance, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) condemns the U.S.’s attempt to coerce Mexico into accepting GMO imports without discussion. Karen Hansen-Kuhn, the director of trade and international strategies at IATP, views this situation as an affront to Mexico’s sovereignty over its food system.
She emphasizes that trade rules should empower and safeguard rights rather than suppress them.As the conflict unfolds, the ideological differences between the U.S. and Mexico over GMOs underscore broader issues surrounding trade, food security, and national sovereignty. The clash between these two nations encapsulates a growing global debate about the control and direction of agricultural practices and the role of multinational corporations in shaping these practices.