This court action fell within days of the international March Against Monsanto, which was well-attended in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles and Mexico may have a disdain for GMOs in common, but there's an even bigger cultural connector between the two: tortillas.
Tortillas are a way of life in Mexico. This ban should come as no surprise to anyone who has eaten a corn tortilla in Mexico, and experienced how seriously Mexico takes its prized whole grain staple. Tortillas are made freshly throughout the day, and eaten during breakfast (chilaquiles, tacos), lunch (tostadas, tacos), dinner (enchiladas, pozole), and dessert (nicuatole, polvoron de maiz), and in snacks (flavored corn chips) and even drinks (tejuino, champurrado). Maize was first cultivated in Mexico, after all. Read more >>