Grain groups ask Syngenta to suspend marketing biotech-enhanced corn seeds
January 30, 2014
The National Grain and Feed Association and the North American Export Grain Association announced Thursday that they have asked Syngenta to stop selling two types of biotechnology-enhanced corn seed, citing the lack of approval by China and other countries.
The Chinese have rejected U.S. corn and distillers' dried grains because of the presence of Syngenta's Agrisure Viptera corn, and the company's new Agrisure Duracade corn also has not been approved yet by China and other U.S. export markets, the groups noted.
"The NGFA and NAEGA both strongly support agricultural biotechnology and other scientific and technological innovations that contribute to production efficiency and availability of a safe, abundant and high-quality food and feed supply for U.S. and world consumers," the groups said in their letter to Syngenta. F
–The Hagstrom Report