Pervasive presence of transgenes and glyphosate in maize-derived food in Mexico

  title={Pervasive presence of transgenes and glyphosate in maize-derived food in Mexico},
  author={E. Gonz{\'a}lez-Ortega and Alma Pi{\~n}eyro-Nelson and E. G{\'o}mez-Hern{\'a}ndez and E. Monterrubio-V{\'a}zquez and Mailen Arleo and Jose Davila-Velderrain and Claudio Mart{\'i}nez-Debat and E. R. Alvarez-Buylla},
  journal={Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems},
  pages={1146 - 1161}
ABSTRACT In Mexico, the Center of origin and diversity of maize, a daily per capita average of 0.5 kg of maize-based foods are consumed. Approximately 10 million tons of maize is produced in small peasant holdings. Nevertheless, a greater proportion of industrially produced maize-derived products have started to appear in recent years. We traced the presence of transgenes and glyphosate in maize-based foods collected in Mexico and elsewhere as a means to describe the landscape of distribution… 
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