Federal Law for the Promotion of Mexican Cuisine

Senate approves the project to issue the aforementioned law to strengthen regional economic development to promote tourism and gastronomic cultural values

Mexico City.- The Senate of the Republic approved with 88 votes in favor the draft decree sent by the Chamber of Deputies to issue the Federal Law for the Promotion of Mexican Cuisine.

The purpose is to establish institutional and social management mechanisms that allow the national gastronomy to become an instrument for regional economic development that promotes tourism and strengthens the traditional cultural values ​​that this activity has.

The modifications to the concept of Mexican Cuisine, is for the purpose of relating its content to what is established in the General Law of Culture and Cultural Rights.

In this sense, it is specified that the Mexican Cuisine is determined as the set of foods, recipes, dishes, practices, utensils and knowledge, past and present, associated with the feeding of individuals, groups, towns and communities of the Mexican nation.

As well as the elements that, individually or collectively, they recognize as their own due to the value it brings them in terms of their tradition, identity, roots and contemporaneity.

In addition, the name of the Consultative Council for the Promotion of Mexican Cuisine was changed to the Council for the Promotion of Mexican Cuisine, which favors policies for regional and local development, the tourism sector, and cultural expressions.

It is proposed that the Council for the Promotion of Mexican Cuisine be a management and consultation body, whose purpose will be to comply with the national policy on the matter, encourage and promote the participation of the public, social and private sectors in strengthening the Mexican gastronomic identity.

These changes, the senators specified in the opinion that was returned to the co-legislator, will contribute to the greater visualization of the actors that participate in the value chain, such as peasants, small producers, businessmen, traditional chefs and service providers.

It was pointed out that Mexican cuisine, considered a World Heritage Site, makes Mexico a favorite tourist destination. This Law, it was said, will strengthen the economy of the country, of women and youth, mainly involved in the tourism industry, which generates about 10 million direct and indirect jobs.

In the last ordinary session of the First Year of Exercise of the LXV Legislature, a couple of projects were also approved to declare March 17 as the “National Huipil Day”, and April 24 as the “National Music Day”. Traditional Mexican”.

Both opinions were approved unanimously, the first of them, with 89 votes, and the second with 90 votes in favor, and they were turned over to the Federal Executive for their constitutional effects.