Vilsack: Mexico’s GMO corn ban won’t include grain used for feed

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, US — Mexico’s plan to ban imports of genetically modified (GMO) corn will apply to grain used for animal food and not livestock feed, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said based on conversations with the Mexican ag secretary, Reuters reported.

Limiting the ban to food products makes a big difference to US farmers, Vilsack said during a virtual event hosted by the National Press Club. He said the ban won’t have as great an impact as it would have if everything was included in the ban.

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