are many challenges that developing countries face before they can plant genetically modified corn. There needs to be funding
in order to distribute this corn to struggling countries who are unable to obtain it on their own. It takes
a lot of money to bring genetically modified crops into the market. The public and corporation concerns are blocking biotechnology
from entering developing countries. Collaborations between public and private sectors may be the only way to get around these
Genetically modified corn
has been found in wild maize in Mexico. Up to 70% of Mexican maize may now carry transgenes that come from genetically modified
crops. Scientist are very concerned about the effects that this could have on corn, since Mexico is the birthplace of domestic
corn. The foreign genes in this corn can boost the resistance to pests and drought but it could also make them tolerant
to chemicals that can kill weeds. Wild maize used to hold a special diversity but now it is diminishing. This
wild corn used to be used to choose beneficial genes to add to other corn varieties.
In a study done on varieties of maize corn in Oaxaca,
Mexico to test for two different types of genetically modified corn. Five out of the seven types tested positive for genenetically
The transgenes were never supposed to
move to other corn. Now that this problem has occured an immediate action is needed.