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Brazil’s first GM sugarcane deemed safe by US FDA

By Stephen Daniells

The United States Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that raw and refined sugar produced from Brazil's first genetically-modified sugarcane variety is safe.

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PAHO aims to improve impact of nutrition programs in Latin America

By Mary Ellen Shoup

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) in collaboration with George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Yale School of Public Health, with financing from the Government of Canada, are working to improve the efficacy...

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Mexico: Soda sales may be down, but obesity rates are not, says ANPRAC

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Introduced in 2014, Mexico's sugar tax reduced sweetened beverage sales by 12% in its first year, according to the Ministry of Health, but daily caloric intake has decreased by negligible amounts, argues ANPRAC (the National Association of Producers...