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Region/Continent and country:
Central America / Mexico
Category of incident:
What was contaminated:
Seed
GM organism involved:
Maize
Year incident occurred:
2006

Route of contamination
Possibly illegally imported into Mexico from the US

Mexico – GM Maize found growing in the state of Sinaloa

A study published in November 2006, by the National Forest, Agriculture and Livestock Research Institute (INIFAP) recognised positive results for GE transgenes found in Sinaloa.

This research, done to document the biodiversity of maize in this State, studied 157 communities, sampling 10 plants for each community, through ELISA and PCR tests. Five samples were positives to the transgenes nptII and Cry1Ab, showing the urgent need of further research in the production area of Sinaloa that so far has not occurred.
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Further information

Congreso Mexicano de Ecología. 2006. Centro Cultural Universitario. Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo. Morelia, Michoacán. >


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