Almost a year after the state government declared the area free of GMO crops, state authorities are sticking to their guns despite a looming federal order to reverse it.
As demand for Mexico’s native avocado rises, deforestation and water supplies are a concern.
It’s a good year for citrus growers this year. Farmers are expect to harvest more than 400,000 tons of different varieties of citrus fruits before the end of this year.
In a victory for beekeepers, Monsanto has been blocked from planting GMO soybeans in areas of Yucatán and Campeche inhabited by indigenous communities.
The backyard of practically every rural Mayan family in Quintana Roo grows dragon fruit, or pitaya, and exports bring income to local families.