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Mexican Court Blocks Import of Potatoes From the United States


(Associated Press)

A Mexican federal court has made an unusual ruling that bans the import of potatoes from the United States on the grounds the imports violate Mexicans’ right to food sovereignty and a healthy environment.

A group of Mexican potato growers had sought a constitutional injunction on the imports, claiming they threaten to spread agricultural diseases.

The court said Mexican agricultural authorities had failed to use methods like radiation treatment of the imported potatoes to prevent diseases. Click here to read more.

Related: USDA Foreign Agricultural Service GAIN Report