Court for­bids US potato im­ports

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

A Mex­i­can fed­eral court has made an un­usual rul­ing that bans im­ports of US pota­toes on the grounds the im­ports vi­o­late Mex­i­cans’ right to food sovereignty and a healthy en­vi­ron­ment. A group of Mex­i­can potato grow­ers had sought a con­sti­tu­tional in­junc­tion on the im­ports, claim­ing they threaten to spread agri­cul­tural dis­eases. The court said Mex­i­can agri­cul­tural au­thor­i­ties had failed to use meth­ods like ra­di­a­tion treat­ment of im­ports to pre­vent dis­eases.

Slack­liner Kai is blind­folded as he walks on a high­line over the River Elbe at the Koenig­stein Fortress in Koenig­stein near Dres­den, east­ern Ger­many, dur­ing an out­door and trend sports fes­ti­val.

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