Mexico | Ministry issues two negative binding opinions for 19 requests for planting genetically modified cotton


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The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) reports that in 2019 it issued two negative binding opinions for 19 requests for planting genetically modified cotton, based on Article 66 of the Biosafety Law of Genetically Modified Organisms (LBOGM).

These verdicts are also based on the determination of the risks of releasing GM cotton crops to the environment, in accordance with what is expressed in the requests, pursuant to articles 15 and 66 of the LBOGM, and also considers non-compliance with the indigenous consultation indicated in Article 108 of the LBOGM.

Source: gob.mx (Automatically translated from Spanish)

                   

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