In August 2015, Mexico's regulatory agencies lifted a stay on the cultivation of GMO crops, including commodity maize, within its borders. Prominent Mexican chefs believe that transgenic maize endangers the country's diverse traditional landrace corn and threatens small farms—the solitary guardians of Mexico's agricultural legacy.
Read what Mexico's chefs have to say (translated to English)
Read the original document (in Spanish)
They have asked their colleagues abroad to support their goal.
We have shared this message with you because you are an important voice in global food culture and because we believe you support sustainable agriculture and the preservation of traditional foods. Please consider adding your support to this cause.
"We, the undersigned, urge the Mexican government to take responsible action to protect Mexico's indigenous maize. Please carefully consider the concerns of Mexico's great culinary minds who, by sharing your food culture with the world, are Mexico's greatest ambassadors."
Carlos Salgado, Taco Maria, Costa Mesa, CA
Jorge Gaviria, Masienda, New York / California
Daniel Patterson, Coi, San Francisco, CA
Roy Choi, Kogi BBQ / A-Frame / POT / Sunny Spot / Chego!, Los Angeles, CA
Rick Bayless, Frontera/Topolobampo/Xoco, Chicago
David Kinch, Manresa, Los Gatos, CA
Corey Lee, Benu, San Francisco, CA
Ben Shewry, Attica, Melbourne, Australia
Rosio Sanchez, Hija de Sanchez, Copenhagen, Denmark
Jeremy Fox, Rustic Canyon, Santa Monica, CA
James Syhabout, commis / Hawker Fare, Oakland, CA
Stuart Brioza, State Bird Provisions / The Progress, San Francisco, CA
Ori Menashe, Bestia, Los Angeles, CA
Ray Garcia, Broken Spanish, Los Angeles, CA
Steve Sando, Rancho Gordo, Napa, CA
Ari Taymor, ALMA, Los Angeles, CA
Trey Foshee, George's at the Cove / Galaxy Taco, La Jolla, CA
Wes Avila, Guerilla Tacos, Los Angeles, CA
Fabian Gallardo, Petty Cash Taqueria, Los Angeles, CA
Eddie Ruiz, Corazon y Miel, Bell, CA
Chad White, Común / La Justina, San Diego, CA
Melissa Perello, Frances / Octavia, San Francisco, CA
Belinda Leong, B. Patisserie, San Francisco, CA
Jose Ramirez, Semilla, Brooklyn, NY
Fany Gerson, La Newyorkina, NY
* Neither the people listed here nor the host of this site are affiliated with the Colectivo Mexicano de Cocina. This site and petition are independent efforts to help create support and awareness in English-speaking countries.