Mayans Win Legal Battle to Ban GM Soya in Mexico’s Campeche Region

by cuitlahuacrivas

Posted on Mar 13 2014 – 2:00pm by Sustainable Pulse

Following a ban on the cultivation of GM Maize in Mexico in 2013, the Campeche region of the country has now prohibited the growing of  GM Soybeans following a two year court battle.

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The Second District Court in Campeche ruled this week in favor of three Mayan communities from the Hopelchén township who had taken on the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock , Rural Development, Fisheries and Food ( Sagarpa) and the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources ( SEMARNAT).