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6 Nov 2015

Jesús Aranda, La Jornada (Mexico) in Mexico Voices

Mexico: Supreme Court rules in favour of indigenous communities’ right to free, prior & informed consent; overturns the permit granted to Mosanto for genetically modified soy

“Mexico Supreme Court overturns planting permits issued to Monsanto for genetically modified soybean”, 5 Nov 2015

…[The Second Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation overturned permits issued to the transnational Monsanto by the General Department of Plant Health at the National Service for Food Health, Safety and Quality (SENASICA) [under Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food, SAGARPA] for production of transgenic soy [genetically modified soybean]…The Court ordered authorities to hold a "prior, free and informed" consultation with the indigenous communities of Yucatán and Campeche, before granting new authorization. Without going into the issue of the negative impact of planting genetically modified  soybeans, the justices ordered authorities to listen to the communities, as established by the Constitution…