Victory! Mexican Supreme Court Refuses to Review Monsanto Appeal on GMO Maize Permits


In a tremendous victory for activists everywhere, the Mexican Supreme Court has refused to review an appeal filed by Monsanto regarding GMO maize.


As a result, the case will be heard and decided by the First Collegiate Court on Civil Matters.




The case involves all the major players - Dow, Dupont, Monsanto, Pioneer, the Mexican Departments of Environment and Agriculture, and others. The review began last January, when a precautionary measure issued in September 2013 made it's way to the high court.

As René Sánchez Galindo, lawyer for the civil society Corn Collective, noted, as none of the high court judges endorsed Monsanto's request, it won't be heard by the Supreme Court.

GMO maize has been suspended in Mexico since the original court decision three and a half years ago, but Monsanto is still trying hard to overturn it.

This original measure was decided based on considering the risk of environmental damage from the cultivation of GMO maize. 

The companies that had submitted applications for commercial planting permits challenged the resolution.

Since then, both the Mexican Environment and Agriculture Departments and the Biotech companies have filed about 100 challenges, including 26 appeal trials, 16 review appeals, 15 complaints, seven revocations and seven challenges to the admission of the complaint, according to the organization Seeds of Life.





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