Mexico City, Oct 13 (EFE) .- The first chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) of Mexico denied this Wednesday unanimously and without discussion four appeals that transnational companies filed against the judicial decision that prevents them from sowing transgenic corn in the country for commercial purposes.
In addition, it denied all the challenges presented by the companies Bayer-Monsanto, Syngenta, PHI and Dow.
In its ruling, the SCJN determined that the judges who intervene in a collective action lawsuit “may dictate any measure that they consider pertinent to protect the rights and interests of a community”, provided that the requirements of the law are met.
Unanimously, the ministers rejected the protections of the transnational companies in which they raised more than 130 arguments that for the corn community “were hollow, contradictory and fallacious.”
In a statement, the group Demanda Colectiva Maíz described the decision as historic because it ratifies the precautionary measure that has protected the country’s native corn.
He recalled that since 2013, the precautionary measure promoted by the Demand for Collective Action against the Planting of Transgenic Corn, has stopped requests for permission to plant transgenic corn in Mexico.
In response, he said that the companies PHI, Dow, Syngenta and the current Bayer-Monsanto filed dozens of challenges and preferred not to carry out any investigation in the country to demonstrate the absence of risks.
“This decision is transcendental for the preservation of native maize and cornfields, but also for the beekeeping sector and for the bees themselves, as part of the biodiversity, which have been severely affected by the entry of transgenics such as soybeans and corn, as well as the use of pesticides such as glyphosate, “said the group.
They also considered that the unanimity of the decision “reiterates the validity of the arguments presented by the Claimant Collective, in favor of the collective rights of peasant and indigenous communities and of the consumers of corn.”
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