Mexican court forbids imports of US potatoes
August 4, 2017
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican federal court has made an unusual ruling that bans the import of U.S. 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.
But because federal injunctions are intended only to protect constitutional rights, the ruling had to break some...