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Yucatan Times, April 26 2012
Yesterday the state beekeepers met with state officials to express their disagreements concerning the use of transgenic seeds in the field of Yucatan. They are seeking a way to stop the use of this gene that affects livestock and thus the entire food chain, as they claim.
Dr. Eduardo Batllori Sampedro, Secretary of Urban Development and Environment, Alejandro Menendez Bojorquez, Secretary of Agriculture and Fisheries Development, and Victor Cervera Hernández, Secretary of Economic Development were the state officials who listened to the concerns of the beekeepers.
Dr. Batllori Sampedro said that the state is taking action on this matter; it is working on a decree where the government will declare Yucatan as GM-free state.
This government measurement is expected to be ready next week, where the SEFOE, SFAyP, INDEMAYA, SPCyS, SEDUMA are part of the development of the initiative, once it is passed and signed the authorities will start looking for facilities where transgenic seeds are stored.