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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.
Consumer advocacy groups in Mexico hired Santa to support their attack on a Coca-Cola Christmas promotional campaign.
Mexico’s turkey producers claim poor quality frozen turkeys from the United States are being unloaded at artificially low prices south of the border.
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.
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.
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.