The sixth administrative district judge, Francisco Javier Rebolledo, granted a provisional suspension to Monsanto, a Bayer subsidiary, to exempt it from the presidential decree that seeks to eliminate the use of glyphosate and transgenic corn in Mexico by 2024.

Suspension violates human rights

Therefore, organizations that are members of the National Campaign Without Corn, No Country, denounced that this suspension violates the general interest of the human rights of the Mexican population to a healthy environment, biodiversity, health and adequate nutrition, and they are privileged the particular interests of the Bayer-Monsanto corporation, the marketer of the herbicide.

“We call on Judge Rebolledo to show the nation that he is not at the service of Monsanto by rectifying the final resolution that could be given in the session on Monday, April 25,” they stressed in a statement.

They also pointed out that, of the 10 amparos admitted that are known so far, in six cases the provisional suspension was denied, and in two more, the definitive suspension was denied.

On the other hand, there is the Versimex amparo resolution, in which the argument to deny the suspension was public order, that is, it is inadmissible to grant the requested suspension because granting it would affect the general interest, since society It is concerned about protecting public health and prohibiting the use of harmful substances, they indicated.

Judge approved suspension with false arguments

Judge Francisco Javier Rebolledo, is the only one who has granted the suspension (for now provisional), based on arguments that have been proven false.

According to public information, the judge argues that “if the suspension is not given, there would be social damage, since there is a risk of affecting agri-food production, as well as food security and sovereignty.”

And according to their arguments: “it would cause a greater importation of corn and its derivatives to satisfy the needs of the population.”

“These arguments are false as the yields of glyphosate-tolerant GM crops are not significantly higher than their non-GM counterparts. On the other hand, tolerance to the herbicide glyphosate does not increase crop yield; on the contrary, it weakens them especially in the face of climate change and makes them more vulnerable to pests, which become more resistant requiring greater applications ”, the organizations emphasize.

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