GMO products not acceptable from US traders, in case they aren’t approved globally.

US traders have banned the cultivation of genetically modified crops, moving under a new spectrum that doesn’t accept those crops that aren’t approved in all the big markets around the world. This sets a new order of things, which is opposed to an old and long lasting system that was using the country’s markets as an experimental field for new kind of seeds.

There are already 19 types of GMO soybeans and also corn that is banned in US markets as they do not fulfill the specifications for global markets.

US biggest farm cooperative, CHS, is insisting the companies which are testing new types of crops and seeds to have been approved from the markets all around the world. According to Gary Anderson, a senior vice president for CHS stated that before a company can expose its seeds to the US market must first have taken the approval from all the big markets.

Back in 2013-2014 a crisis broke into US agricultural sector, as China send back merchandises of corn which contained Syngenta AG, also known as Viptera and it wasn’t approved. This is an ingredient that is used to control insects.

United States have developed the technology to create GMO products and also the technology to protect them from insect and other devastating yielding. But those new additions are considered dangerous by many, as markets cannot separate the products which contain them from the ones that are free.

Recently, Monsanto's Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybean was the last seed that was banned. It was genetically modified to resist in herbicides glyphosate and dicamba. But despite the fact that is not approved in European markets, it will be available in the United States and Canada this year.


Petros Stathis