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Industry mobilizes to modify Mexico's labeling measures

(February 12, 2001 -- Cropchoice news)-- The U.S. agricultural industry is pressuring Mexico not to implement mandatory labeling of genetically engineered foods.

The Mexican Senate added a provision to the country's general health code that would require such labels. The Mexican Chamber of Deputies will review and act on the measure next month.

Possibly fearing that consumers in yet another market might not buy its transgenic fare, 20 U.S. agriculture groups sent a letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell in which they asked that President Bush air their concerns when he visits Mexico in March.

Source: Doane's