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Region/Continent and country:
Central America / Mexico
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What was contaminated:
Other
GM organism involved:
Cotton
Year incident occurred:
2006

Route of contamination
Illegal planting

Mexico – Monsanto plants GM cotton illegally

In contravention of their permit, Monsanto planted around 100 hectares of GM cotton in the northern Mexican state of Sonora, according to the Ministry of the Environment. Monsanto did have a permit for growing in other areas of Sonora, but not in the location where the GM cotton was being grown. The cotton has been modified to be herbicide tolerant and insect resistant.

The Ministry of Agriculture is expected to impose some form of sanction on Monsanto.
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Further information

Firm under fire for using biotech seeds. El Universal, April 13, 2006 >

Detecta semarnat siembra de algodón genéticamente modificado sin autorización. Coordinación General de Comunicación Social Dirección de Información April 12, 2006 >


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