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Environmentalists protest in the Senate MEXICO CITY, April 25 (EFE). - A group of activists from Greenpeace broke today in the Mexican Senate to demand legislative reform to prohibit the planting of transgenic corn in Mexico. A managed environmental evade the security control of the legislative body and slowly descended a rope tied from a third floor inside the Plenary Hall, taking by surprise those who were there. The young unfurled a banner reading: "Transgenic Maize, treason "while another companion did the same from the floor with one that read:" The Motherland is first. " In a statement, the group said the protest ecological aimed to denounce the senators to evade "responsibility to prevent the planting of transgenic maize "in the country and risk a staple grain for food of Mexicans.Greenpeace sued the senators to amend the Law on Biosafety of Genetically Modified Organisms "to reinstate the moratorium on planting transgenic corn Mexico "in both pilot and commercial levels. further requested inspection of GM maize imports from countries that grow it commercially and take steps to reduce the likelihood that in Mexico transgenic grain is sown without authorization. Along other NGOs, Greenpeace last March asked the Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto, who refused several requests for agrochemical multinationals seeking to foster the planting of GM maize commercially. Moreover, asked the National Human Rights Commission that revolved measures precautionary for the federal government to refrain from granting such permits.

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