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RIVERA DE LA ROSA, Alba Rosa  y  ORTIZ PECH, Rafael. Production of transgenic soybeans and honey in Yucatan, Mexico. Impacts on the Sustainability of Producers in Tekax. Rev. econ. [online]. 2017, vol.34, n.88, pp.45-81. ISSN 2395-8715.

Soybean production in Mexico is inserted into global trends of cereal-meat chain value under the third food regime. Genetically Modifyied (GM) soybean is introduced in Mexico at the beginning of XXI century and one of the more questionable environmental consequences of their production is the intensive use of the herbicide called glyphosate with serious consequences on human health and the environment. The results of soybean production are felt in mechanized producers in the area of Tekax, Yucatan, affecting primary forest, groundwater and other activities that depend on biodiversity of the region as honey production, which Yucatan is the first producer in México. The aim of this work is to know the conditions of soybean producers; social, environmental and economic aspects in the municipality of Tekax, Yucatan, Mexico; place where the GM soybean was first introduced in production. And secondly, know what is the impact of crops such as soybeans in the honey production in the region, since both activities coexist in the same territorial space. The results show a high level of contamination in soybean production and a positive impact of agro-intensive crops on honey production.

Palabras llave : soybeans; glyphosate; human health; honey; biodiversity.

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