Friday, June 9, 2023

They Propose to Expand the State Corn Council

Deputy Vicente Morales Pérez (Morena) to move forward in the conservation and promotion of Creole corn from Tlaxcala, to the state of Tlaxcala, with constant and food diversification, to revise the law for the promotion and protection of maize as a native heritage proposed.

The project he presented at the plenary session of the local Congress proposes to harmonize the Organic Law of Public Administration of the State of Tlaxcala and the Law of Sustainable Agricultural Development of the State of Tlaxcala.

The foregoing, the use of this initiative to integrate representatives of legislative power to the State Corn Council, as well as the Secretariats of Economic Development, Tourism and Culture, and to encourage the creation of native seed funds through the name “Guardian of Corn” Farmers of the doing area.

The State Maize Council is an advisory body to the State executive power in coordination, planning, formulation, execution and evaluation of programs established with reference to the conservation of Creole maize.

At present, it shall be composed of a President, who shall be the person in charge of the executive branch or whom he shall designate; a Technical Secretary, who would head the Sefoa (today, the Secretariat for Promotion of Agriculture); two members for civil society; One member for farmers, one member for indigenous groups and three members for academics, who will hold office for three years and can only be confirmed once.

Morales Pérez affirmed that “Creollo corn is one of the most important resources of Tlaxcala”, because “it is an indigenous plant that has been cultivated by our native peoples” and, unlike transgenic corn, “it is part of our culture, history”. part of, does not harm the identity and health of human beings”.

For this reason, he added that the conservation and promotion of Creole corn is important to protect agricultural biodiversity and guarantee food security for local communities, because “these breeds of corn have unique nutritional properties and are adapted to the conditions of each region.” adapt, which makes them more resistant to pests, diseases and adverse climatic conditions”.

In this regard, the legislator indicated that there are varieties of Creole corn that are adapted to the different climatic and geographical conditions of the region, such as Cacahuazintl, Elotero, Bolita, Concho and Conico, which present unique characteristics. It is known for its taste, texture and shape, and is used to prepare various traditional dishes.

“Creole corn from Tlaxcala has a high cultural and symbolic value to our state and represents much more than food. It is a fundamental crop for understanding our historical identity and cultural heritage.

The initiative was referred to the Joint Commissions for Agricultural Promotion and Rural Development and the Commissions on Constitutional Points, Governance and Justice and Political Affairs for their study, analysis and respective opinion.

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