Greenpeace Scales the Estela de Luz in Protest of GMO Corn
Greenpeace activists scaled the Estela de Luz in Mexico City Thursday morning to send Enrique Peña Nieto a clear message: No GMO!
The image of an ear of corn strapped with a ticking time bomb at the bottom of the banner illustrates what scientists and farmers are warming will happen if Peña Nieto allows Monsanto, DuPont and others to mass cultivate genetically modified corn in Mexico, the birthplace of this ancient plant.
Aleira Lara of Greenpeace told La Jornada the cultivation of GMO corn in Mexico would put the country’s food sovereignty at risk and threaten the 59 species of native Mexican corn.
Mexico’s Ministry of Agriculture has delayed ruling on nine applications from US biotech companies seeking to operate in five northern Mexican states — Tamaulipas, Sinaloa, Coahuila, Durango and Chihuahua.
Hundreds of anti-Monsanto marches are planned worldwide, included at its corporate headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, for May 25th.
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Photo: Estela de Luz, DF. Credit: Greenpeace, Prometeo Lucero
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