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Proponents of GM corn in Mexico hope to prevail in further appeals

The rejection late last month of an appeal aimed at launching commercial plantings of genetically modified (GM) corn in Mexico left proponents hoping for more favorable rulings on five other appeals. Commercial plantings of GM corn remains a priority for Mexico’s large-scale farmers and leading seed companies, as well as the county’s agriculture ministry.

US Food Policy Biotechnology

Christmas in Mexico features call for more explicit obesity warning labels

Consumer advocacy groups in Mexico hired Santa to support their attack on a Coca-Cola Christmas promotional campaign.

US Food Policy Labeling

Mexico’s turkey producers complain about U.S. imports

Mexico’s turkey producers claim poor quality frozen turkeys from the United States are being unloaded at artificially low prices south of the border.

US Food Policy United States

Obesity prompts new Mexican food and beverage tax initiative

Mexico’s food and beverage producers are concerned about a new bill introduced by Mexican lawmaker Fernando Zárate aimed at doubling the tax on high calorie beverages to 10% and significantly increasing taxes on fast food and snacks.

US Food Policy North America

Brazil issues more consumer-friendly dietary guidelines

Brazil’s Ministry of Health released a new edition of its Dietary Guidelines for the Brazilian Population Nov. 5, offering a more consumer-friendly version of more technical guidelines it issued in 2006.

US Food Policy Food Policy

Controversy grows as enforcement of Mexico’s labeling norm approaches

Debate over nutritional food labeling on packaged foods and beverages sold in Mexico is getting louder ahead of the June 30, 2015 enforcement date for Norm 51, which mandates nutrition labeling changes.

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