Genetically modified soybeans have nothing to do with damages in honey production, says Monsanto

Monsanto Co. denied allegations made by the farmers against the company for producing genetically modified soybeans, which led to the decline in production of honey from two Mexican states. The Supreme Court of Mexico recently obstructed a move to permit the ingraining of genetically modified soya seeds in the southern states of Yucatan and Campeche.

The Farmers from these states accused that genetically altered soybeans have affected honeybees and thereby prompted deforestation that eventually had affected their honey production. Along side them, the neighboring state of Quintana Roo have also joined the agitation claiming that the genetically modified soybeans produced by Monsanto has contaminated their produce.

Monsanto said in an announcement that it regarded the court’s verdict and would hold up to see the full content of the ruling. In light of inquiries from news agency Reuters, Monsanto denied any connection between its soybean seeds and honey farming woes.

“We don’t acknowledge allegations that put us as in charge of deforestation and unlawful logging in the district of Hopelchén, Campeche, or wherever of the Republic, in light of the fact that our work is inflexibly joined to the rules gave by law,” the organization said in an announcement.

The court said that the five judges had voted consistently to allow a directive against Mexico’s agriculture ministry SAGARPA, which had given authorization for the plantings. The full content of the court decision is not yet available for review.

Many different bodies including Greenpeace, which bolstered the order against the permission, hailed the decision as “notable.” During the period being referred to, an estimate of 44,000 hectares (108,726 sections of land) of soybeans were planted in the Yucatan Peninsula, of which only 13,000 were from Monsanto seeds, the company added in the announcement.