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Continuing Dispute Over GMO Corn

Following on the report that insects are developing resistance to GMO crops designed to reduce the need for pesticides, the struggle over GMO corn continues.

Seed maker Syngenta has sued corn processor Bunge North America over the latter’s refusal to accept deliveries of GMO products not yet approved for sale in the European Union or China. Now agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland has weighed in, saying it would try to work with growers of Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera corn, but that growers would have to certify in advance those shipments containing the produce. The absence of regulatory approval for GMO corn in the EU and China means ADM cannot export the produce to those markets. In an unrelated move, ADM acquired the two oilseed processing facilities in India owned by Geepee Agri Private Ltd.

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