Mexico Edition. (Program Repeat).

Friday_673x324FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24
PROGRAM # 10200 12:00 PM PT

Mexico Edition. (Program Repeat).

While the US is challenging Mexico’s ban on genetically modified corn, an environmental foundation in the US is recognizing Demanda Colectiva Maíz, the coalition of Mexican activist groups who have protected for decades native varieties of corn against the agribusiness push to introduce genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to the country. This and other topics are discussed in this edition. This archival program was originally aired on October 20. Also, as the US celebrates Thanksgiving, historians remember how in addition to raising turkey, pilgrims learned traditional farming practices from Native Americans. The Wampanoag peoples grew squash, beans and corn together as “sisters” in a plot and they thrived for hundreds of years. Why has the indigenous “milpa” practice declined and what can we gain by bringing it back?

Guests: Pánfilo Hernández Ortíz, Member of the Corn Class Action Lawsuit, Mexico City, MX; Horacio Santiago Mejía, Research Professor, Intercultural University of the State of Mexico, MX.

Photo: Gobierno de México

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