Florida's Invasive Fish and Wildlife and Mexico Begins Biotech Corn Ban

Florida's Invasive Fish and Wildlife and Mexico Begins Biotech Corn Ban

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**Commissioners with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission directed staff to take bold steps to protect Florida’s native ecosystems from invasive fish and wildlife.

www.morningagclips.com reports, Commissioners called for drafting proposed rules to prevent the establishment of new nonnative species in Florida.

Staff will explore risk analysis to prove a species poses little or no threat to Florida’s ecology, economy, as well as human health and safety, before that species is approved.

More than 500 nonnative species have been reported in Florida.


**Mexican officials issued a ban on imports of some biotech corn used for certain purposes, that began February 17th.

But the decreed continues to allow imports of biotech corn used as animal feed while exploring substitutes.

National Corn Growers Association President Tom Haag (HAYG) says, the integrity of the USMCA, signed by Mexican President Obrador himself, is at stake.

**The FDA announced recommendations on the naming of plant-based foods sold and marketed as milk alternatives.

The recommendations are for plant-based alternatives using the term MILK that have a nutrient composition different than milk, include voluntary nutritional labeling to show how the product compares with milk.

Jim Mulhern, President of the National Milk Producers Federation, says the announcement is a step toward labeling integrity, but falls short of ending the decades-old problem of misleading plant-based labeling.

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