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Dispute regarding Mexico’s intention to ban genetically modified corn imports continues as the country once again adjusts its proposed rules. The latest amendment changes language around the use of GMO corn in human food products such as tortillas and masas.

Ongoing rule changes are concerning to U.S. corn growers for two reasons. First, they signify that Mexico seems resolute and committed to imposing the new ban, and second, that additional changes only add further complexity to an already uncertain and multi-faceted issue. Collin Waters, Illinois Corn director of exports and logistics, says the latest rule adjustment is disappointing, although not surprising. The ban could see a significant disruption in the movement of grain into Mexico.

Read more on the ongoing U.S.-Mexico-Candada Agreement trade dispute here.


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