MichBio joined other state and federal partners in a letter to President Biden ahead of his recent meeting with the leaders of Mexico and Canada.
It requested that the U.S. government engage the Government of Mexico at the highest levels to address its recent actions affecting agricultural biotechnology and trade of U.S. agricultural products produced with agricultural biotechnology.
Mexico has not maintained a science-based risk assessment process to process applications of new biotechnology products. There is now a backlog of 25 agricultural biotechnology products pending approval, and in other cases has rejected the applications for non-science-based reasons. This comes on the heels of Government of Mexico issuing a presidential decree stating its intent to prohibit imports of biotechnology corn by 2024.