Major Canadian Corn Miller Rejects Genetically-Manipulated Corn
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Large Canada corn miller turns down GM corn
(Excerpts from Reuters, May 21, 1999)
WINNIPEG, May 21 (Reuters) - CASCO Inc., a major Canadian corn miller and
a division of U.S.-based Corn Products International Inc. , said on Friday
it would refuse to buy genetically modified (GM) corn from farmers, for
fear of losing European customers."For us to continue our relations with the European Community, we cannot
have any GM corn not approved by Europe," CASCO spokeswoman Shelley Wybo
The Ontario Corn Producers' Association (OCPA) said this week it would
segregate country elevators that accept all corn from those that take only
non-GM corn, in accordance with requests by CASCO and another corn buyer,
NACAN.Several U.S. companies including Cargill Inc., the world's largest grain
merchant, said last month they would avoid buying corn varieties for
processing that have not yet been approved in Europe.