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Wed Mar 19, 2014, 10:46 AM

 

Ukraine corn may replace US corn in China. Monsanto/GMO's/Ukraine

According to Ukrainian marketing experts the country could increase supplies to China by 5-6 mln tonnes, thus taking the largest part of the US share of the market. Experts added that Ukraine corn has a number of competitive advantages over US production, in particular it is completely GMO-free.


http://www.allaboutfeed.net/Nutrition/Raw-Materials/2014/1/Ukraine-corn-may-replace-US-corn-in-China-1442190W/


Sustainable Pulse Director, Henry Rowlands, reacted to the Ukrainian associations’ statement by suggesting that “Ukrainian agriculture will be seriously damaged if the Ukrainian government legally allows GM seeds in the country. Their farmers will find their export markets reduced due to consumers’ anti-GMO sentiments both in Russia and the EU.”

Rowlands continued: “The bulk of Monsanto’s investment in Europe is destined for the Ukraine, where Monsanto expects to have its largest seed production plant in Europe within five years after earmarking an initial $150 million investment, which could rise to $300 million within several years. Does Ukrainian agriculture want to totally rely on the success or failure of one US based company?”

http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/11/05/sustainable-pulse-slams-ukraine-agri-associations-over-gm-seeds-draft-law/#.Uymuwpm9LTo


China Rejecting U.S. Corn as First Shipment From Ukraine Arrives
By Bloomberg News
January 06, 2014 3:53 AM EST
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China continued to reject corn cargoes from the U.S. that contained an unapproved genetically modified variety while accepting a first bulk-carrier shipment of the grain from Ukraine.
Genetically modified corn and corn-derived products totaling 601,000 metric tons were rejected in 2013, the official Xinhua News Agency reported today, citing the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. A Panamax-sized shipment of non-genetically modified corn from Ukraine entered the country on Dec. 6, according to a statement dated Dec. 25 on the website of state-owned China National Complete Engineering Corp.
The quarantine agency’s newest figure cited by Xinhua was 56,000 tons more than it announced on Dec. 19, showing the government’s continued screening of U.S. corn and and dried distillers’ grains, or DDGS, for the unapproved insect resistanr MIR 162 gene.

Net corn sales to China from the U.S. in the seven days through Dec. 26 dropped by 116,000 tons from the previous week, according to a report on the website of U.S. Department of Agriculture.
China National Complete Engineering carries out overseas engineering projects, often funded by Chinese government, according to its website. It began to market grain from Ukraine last year under a contract that became effective December...

To contact Bloomberg News staff for this story: William Bi in Beijing at [email protected]
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Brett Miller at [email protected]


Will dig into this later. So we have gas and oil interests.... Big Agribusiness, Monsanto.... And austerity behind the scenes.

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Reply Ukraine corn may replace US corn in China. Monsanto/GMO's/Ukraine (Original post)
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MADem Mar 2014 #1
grahamhgreen Mar 2014 #3
dipsydoodle Mar 2014 #2
grahamhgreen Mar 2014 #4
L0oniX Mar 2014 #6
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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 10:49 AM

1. You need to offer a link with that snippet. TIA. nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 11:00 AM

3. Sorry, really just posting some notes from my iphone...i

 

would like to find out more about what's happening with GMO laws in the Ukraine.

Looks like Monsanto might be moving in for the kill....

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 10:54 AM

2. Associated with that is the fact that China has a 50 lease on c. 8% of Ukraine's farmland

produce from which won't be classed in with normal exports anyway - just a transportation exercise.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #2)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 11:12 AM

4. Interesting.... Tariff free farming....

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 11:16 AM

6. I guess they don't need no stinking TPP.

 

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Wed Mar 19, 2014, 11:15 AM

5. Monstanto ...busy giving money to a politician near you.

 

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