The Yucatán peninsula in Mexico is famous for its thriving honey industry. Many people in the area are dependent on beekeeping in order to make ends meet. However, their life is about to be destroyed by Monsanto, one of the largest producers of chemicals and genetically modified crops in the world. The firm is looking to earn a license so it can do business in the area.
Despite the fact that Monsato’s products are polluting water and soil, it has received a permission to plant more than 600, 000 acres of genetically modified soybeans there. But a district judge from Yucatán revoked the decision, claiming Monsato’s practices are bound to destroy bee colonies and thus affect Mexico’s honey production. He also argued that contamination with GM pollen with not sit well with European customers, a large part of Mexico’s export destination.
As expected, Monsanto has appealed the decision. The situation will be reviewed at a national level. The ball is now in the court of the Meixcan agriculture ministry.
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