Officials aim to declare Yucatan Peninsula GMO free

The state governments of Yucatan, Campeche and Quintana Roo are expected to sign a pact on December 10, making the peninsula a GMO-free region.
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05/12/2016
15:11
Cancún
Adriana Varillas and Astrid Rivera
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The state governments of Campeche, Quintana Roo and Yucatan have pledged to make the Yucatan Peninsula a GMO-free region through the signing of a cooperative pact during the COP13 Global Biodiversity Summit, which will take place in Cancún from December 9 through 11.

The declaration will be made through the states' ministries of environment, said Quintana Roo's Minister of Environment and Forestry, Alfredo Arellano Guillermo.

“We're going to sign a pact with the state governments of Yucatán and Campeche. The pact expresses, among other things, our states' collaboration and dedication on matters such as biodiversity and declaring the Yucatan Peninsula a GMO-free region,” he said.

The pact is expected to be signed on December 10, during the 5th Global Biodiversity Summit of Cities and Subnational Governments, which gathers city and state level officials from around the world to strengthen the global contribution of cities and states in protecting biodiversity and the effective management of ecosystems.

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