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Groups Demand Genetic Independence for Mexicos Maize

Groups Demand Genetic Independence for Mexicos Maize

On September 12 just days before Mexico celebrates its Independence Day ETC Group and several Mexican organizations held a press conference in Mexico City and declared the traditional Cry of Independence, but this time for the genetic independence of Mexican maize. It has been over five years since DNA from genetically modified maize contaminated native maize varieties in Mexico.

El jardinero infiel

El jardinero infiel

By Silvia Ribeiro

This article provides more information about the infamous case of two new experimental drugs derived from transgenic rice by Ventria Biosciences, tested without consent, on babies and children hospitalized at two pediatric institutes in Peru. The rice was genetically engineered with synthetic human genes to produce artificial human milk proteins. (Only spanish).

Ventria, a California biotech company, is growing rice that is genetically engineered to produce two pharmaceutical compounds derived from human genes. It was revealed in May that the company had tested its controversial "pharmed" compounds on 140 patients at a pediatric hospital in Peru. The article below by Silvia Ribeiro appeared in the July 1 edition of Mexico's "La Jornada."

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