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Apiculture vs. Transgenic-soybean in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

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Monsanto Co. applied in February 2012 to upgrade its Mexican soybean plantations, occupying around 250 thousand ha, from the status of ‘pilot program‘ to ‘commercial’. Some 26% of these are located in the Yucatan Peninsula. Three months later, the Mexican Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources issued a pronouncement allowing the commercial cultivation of transgenic soybean across the whole country. As a consequence, the project was upgraded. Some of the 42.000 beekeepers, civil organizations and companies against these plantations have now formed an activist organization called Sin Transgénicos. They are appealing the ruling from the Ministry of the Environment and are mobilizing in five different ways. More about this conflict in this 5 page factsheet:

Apiculture vs. Transgenic-soybean in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

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