Nebraska group to meet with USTR, USDA and express concern over Mexico’s GMO ban

A state ag director says if the Mexico’s ban on biotech corn isn’t lifted soon, it could severely impact US corn producers.  

Sherry Vinton from Nebraska tells Brownfield it’s clear that Mexico’s action violates the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement. “We need to stand firm on science. The science is clear.  We’ve agreed to make agreements for trade based on science, and we will stick those rules.”

She tells Brownfield she will express those concerns with the United States Trade Representative’s Office and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack next week. “We know that GMO corn is safe, and it doesn’t matter if it’s white corn for tortillas or feed corn for animals.  We shouldn’t be making a distinction on this and we will hold the line on this.”

Vinton will be joined by several state commodity groups next Tuesday and Wednesday and will also visit several embassies.

Vinton spoke with Brownfield at the 2023 Nebraska Pork Expo.

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