Marketing the all-Mexican, GM-free tortilla


Farmers from all over Mexico have trekked to a simple cinder block building in this poor community, which is 20 miles (32 kms) east of the nation’s capital. Containing a dozen stainless steel vats and a large pile of bagged corn, the structure is by no means hi-tech. But for the farmers, it represents the cutting edge of a nascent movement to resist imports of under-priced, sometimes genetically modified corn that they view as a threat to their 10,000-year-old way of life. The facility is operated by Nuestro Maíz, or Our Corn, a new farmers’ collective that buys corn from growers in Oaxaca, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Mexico and other states, mixes it with lime and water, then grinds it into tortilla dough... [Log in to read more]

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