Published On: Sun, Nov 19th, 2017

US-grown corn threatens Mexican crop heritage

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US President Donald Trump has vowed to make the North American Free Trade Agreement better serve US interests, but Mexicans are concerned that cheap US imports are destroying Mexico’s cultural relationship with its traditional maize varieties.

Negotiators from the US, Mexico and Canada are in Mexico City to discuss the North American Free Trade Agreement, known as NAFTA.

In this fifth round of talks, one of the big issues on the table is corn.

It is Mexico’s top agricultural import from the US.

But some say cheap American varieties are damaging Mexico’s rich and various maize heritage.

Source: Al Jazeera



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