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Policies and regulations in Mexico with regard to genetic technology and food security

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In 1988 the first application for field trials of a GMO was formally received in Mexico. Since then a Biosafety law, few bylaws and national official standards were enacted in order to regulate the safe use of GMOs and to evaluate, control and avoid adverse effects to human health and the environment. The Law on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms was enacted in 2005 in order to comply with international obligations derived from the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety signed by Mexico in 2000. This law established a biosafety legal framework to regulate the use of GMOs, protect biodiversity, and promote the conservation of organisms which Mexico is center of origin and center of genetic diversity. Since then, 561 permits for the release of GMOs into the environment have been granted between 2005 and 2014. This report gives and overview of the country’s approach to the use of GMOs, the current status of the biosafety legislation in Mexico and the development of policies and regulations since the first introduction of GM crops in the country.
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Biotehcnology-Food Safety-GMOs-Biosafety Regulations

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Colmenarez Ortiz, Claudia, and Sol Ortiz Garcia. 2016. “Policies and Regulations in Mexico with Regard to Genetic Technology and Food Security.” In Genetic Technology and Food Safety, ed. Roland Norer, 14:355–376. 1st ed. Springer International Publishing.
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Colmenarez Ortiz, C., & Ortiz Garcia, S. (2016). Policies and regulations in Mexico with regard to genetic technology and food security. In R. Norer (Ed.), Genetic technology and food safety (1st ed., Vol. 14, pp. 355–376). Springer International Publishing.
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Colmenarez Ortiz C, Ortiz Garcia S. Policies and regulations in Mexico with regard to genetic technology and food security. In: Norer R, editor. Genetic technology and food safety. 1st ed. Springer International Publishing; 2016. p. 355–76.
MLA
Colmenarez Ortiz, Claudia, and Sol Ortiz Garcia. “Policies and Regulations in Mexico with Regard to Genetic Technology and Food Security.” Genetic Technology and Food Safety. 1st ed. Ed. Roland Norer. Vol. 14. Springer International Publishing, 2016. 355–376. Print.
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  author       = {Colmenarez Ortiz, Claudia and Ortiz Garcia, Sol},
  booktitle    = {Genetic technology and food safety},
  editor       = {Norer, Roland},
  isbn         = {978-3-319-23993-4},
  keyword      = {Biotehcnology-Food Safety-GMOs-Biosafety Regulations},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {355--376},
  publisher    = {Springer International Publishing},
  series       = {Ius Comparatum : Global Studies in Comparative Law},
  title        = {Policies and regulations in Mexico with regard to genetic technology and food security},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23995-8},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2016},
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