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Mexico Grants First Permits to Plant GM Corn

8:28 AM MDT | October 30, 2009 | Rebecca Coons

Mexican regulatory authorities say they granted permits for the first experimental plantings of genetically modified (GM) corn in Mexico. In a joint statement, the secretaries of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food and Environment and Natural Resources say they have issued 15 permits for experimental field trials of GM maize. Permits were granted to Dow AgroSciences, DuPont-Pioneer, and Monsanto. Thirty-five applications were submitted; four were denied and 16 will be resolved before the end of 2009, the agencies say. The plantings will...

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