© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A employee holds GMO yellow corn imported from the U.S., at a cattle feed plant in Tepexpan, Mexico March 15, 2023. REUTERS/Raquel Cunha
By Leah Douglas
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. commerce dispute with Mexico over genetically modified corn is anticipated to be resolved by the top of this 12 months, U.S. Chief Agricultural Negotiator Doug McKalip mentioned at a convention of state agricultural administrators on Wednesday.
Mexico revealed a presidential decree in 2020 that mentioned the nation would ban GM corn from human diets, arguing it threatens the nation’s native corn varieties and will pose a menace to human well being.
In August, the U.S. requested a dispute panel below the North American commerce pact, arguing the Mexican decree isn’t based mostly on science and violates its commerce commitments.
Arguments of the case have been scheduled for later in 2024, McKalip mentioned on the convention of the Nationwide Affiliation of State Departments of Agriculture.