posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 03:58 PM
I would expect more countries can grow their own corn without much trouble. US produced corn is cheap because of subsidies to the farmers and I expect
it is just another angle played to get other countries dependent on US aid and food products.
Here in Mexico, the birthplace of maize corn, much of ours is bought from the US because they can sell it to us cheaper than we can grow it, thanks to
US taxpayers footing the subsidies. We can purchase tortillas from the supermarkets here, machine-made and likely from US GMO corn, for about half the
price of those that are hand-made and being cooked on a comal as you walk up to the neighborhood shops that are located about every three blocks
everywhere in the country. Most of us would rather spend the extra pesos for these extra-good, extra-fresh hand-made tortillas and only buy the cheap
store-made kind just when shopping there and it is convenient - which is seldom. In recent months though, after reading a number of newspaper
articles, I have been cautioning my neighbors about Walmart tortillas being made from franken-corn. Most of them say they won't buy that kind
Good going, Russia. I hope Mexico tells Monsanto adios as well.
edit on 26-9-2012 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)