and Mexico's Biotech Corn Ban

and Mexico's Biotech Corn Ban

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**Vegans and vegetarians have long argued their approach to eating is the kindest to animals and to our planet.

But new research from the University of Georgia suggests

that might not actually be the case.

The paper found a diet of mostly plants with locally and humanely raised meat is likely the most ethical way to eat if we want to save the environment and protect human rights.

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**Mexico officials issued a new decree calling for a ban on imports of biotech corn used for certain purposes, effective immediately.

The decree would continue to allow imports of biotech corn used as animal feed until a substitute is found.

National Corn Growers Association President Tom Haag says,

"Singling out corn, our number one ag export to Mexico, and hastening an import ban on numerous food-grade uses, makes USMCA a dead letter unless it's enforced."

**The American agriculture sector posted its best export year ever in 2022.

USDA says international sales of America’s farm and food products reached $196 billion, that’s up 11% from the previous record set in 2021.

The value of sales increased in all of America’s top ten ag export markets.

The top U.S. commodity exports in 2022 were soybeans, corn, beef, dairy, cotton, and tree nuts.

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