Mexico has 59 strains of native corn. While the country has some GMO corn as well, activists are concerned about expanding its reach.
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Large biotech agribusinesses like Monsanto control much of the global seed market with genetically modified (GM) crops. This centralization of GM seeds threatens food safety, food security, biodiversity, and democratic ideals.