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The below post is by contributing author Joahna Hernandez who is based in CDMX. She is the founder of Manos de Maiz, a binational company that provides fresh ground masa to restaurants in D.C. and corn based foods in CDMX. Doña

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Is it really mezcal?[/caption] What is a mezcal? Who can label their bottles with the word "mezcal"? Those are the existential questions that bedevil this industry. For a second there we thought that they were more or less settled, even if you didn't like the result, with NOM 70 this past spring. But now a new struggle has emerged between one faction that argues that the term should be applied to those who have a claim to tradition. But the profound irony of their stance is that "mezcal", per the new NOM definition, now means less 'traditional product' than 'anything goes.'

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