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TITLE:  GREENPEACE FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST MEXICAN LEADER

SOURCE: MSN News, USA

AUTHOR: The Associated Press, USA

URL:    http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/provider/providerarticle.aspx?feed=AP&date=20090414&id=9785738

DATE:   14.04.2009

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GREENPEACE FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST MEXICAN LEADER

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Greenpeace says it has filed a criminal complaint against the Mexican president and other Cabinet members for allowing genetically modified corn to be planted for experimental purposes. The organization says it filed the complaint with Mexico?s federal Attorney General?s office, alleging the government has not set up safeguards to protect the crop?s genetic diversity, as Mexican law requires. Mexico has more than 200 varieties of corn. Mexico last month changed its laws to allow growers to seek permission to plant experimental plots from the Agriculture Department. Corn originates from pre-Hispanic Mexico. Greenpeace, which announced its actions Tuesday, supports a total ban.


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