Mexican group launches GMO public info campaign
A Mexican agrobiotechnology pressure group has launched a public campaign to highlight the benefits of adopting genetically modified crop technology. The AgroBIO promotion runs under the title, The Truth about Your Planet. It aims to expand knowledge on the advantages of GM crops, focusing on improving production of crops, economic advantages to farmers, as well as environmental and consumer benefits. The Agrobio says that the campaign will provide proven data to inform Mexican consumers about the use and consumption of GM crop containing products. GM cotton has been adopted in Mexico, but the more contentious GM maize has only reached pilot phases of development, an intermediate stage between field trials and commercialisation (Agrow passim).