Study: GMO soy pollen in Mexican honey threatens nation's export market

02/17/2014 | Laboratory Equipment

Six samples of honey collected from Mexico's Campeche region tested positive for pollen of genetically modified soybeans, according to a study by the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and two Mexican institutions. Farmers who produce this honey face lower prices or rejection of their product under strict European regulations. "We cautiously interpret these results as significant for elsewhere in Mexico where some five times the GMO soy grown in Campeche is found and beekeeping is alive and well, not to mention the rest of the world," said David Roubik, lead author of the study.

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