Mexico’s position has triggered opposition from producers both within Mexico and in the United States, especially those of the ‘corn belt’ states of Iowa, Illinois and Nebraska. The situation could become a source of long-running tensions between Mexico and its main agricultural trading partner.
- If the ban on GM corn prevails, restrictions could be extended to other GM crops.
- The measures could have a negative impact on AMLO’s plan to fight inflation by increasing access to agroindustrial products.
- Mexico would struggle to replace the GM corn imports it has hitherto received.