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GMO wheat is a corn grower issue; farmers together against WTO; other CropChoice headlines

(Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003 -- CropChoice news) -- Here are links to some of the CropChoice news and commentary items so far this week.

  • As stated more than a year ago, GMO wheat is a corn grower issue, too

    (Nov. 2, 2003 -- CropChoice news) -- Editor's note: Given the recent study by ISU economist Robert Wisner on the potential economic downsides of allowing commercial planting of Monsanto's genetically engineered wheat, now seems like a good time to revisit a 2002 commentary by American Corn Growers Foundation CEO Dan McGuire on how GMO wheat could affect corn growers. -- RS

    (July 22, 2002 -- CropChoice guest commentary) -- Some might ask whether American corn producers should be concerned about the introduction of GMO (genetically modified) wheat. They should, for a number of reasons. Perhaps the most important is the negative impact that GMO wheat is likely to have on the demand for and price of corn. Given the fact that wheat importers, millers and bakers from Asia to Europe have warned the United States and Canada that they do not want, nor will they buy GMO wheat, where is that wheat likely to end up if U.S. and Canadian farmers deicide to grow it? The most likely answer is U.S. livestock feeding or industrial use channels such as ethanol plants. I place the reasons why GMO wheat will displace corn and other feed grains in the livestock feeding market in three categories: Research on wheat feeding; U.S. grain standards and U.S. farm policy... http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?recid=2175

  • Truth about Brazil soybean meal prices beats fictitious importer spin... http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?recid=2183

  • World's farmers stand in solidarity against WTO... http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?recid=2179

  • Identity preserved corn markets create pollen drift issue... http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?recid=2184

  • Two Oklahoma towns blown away by wind farm benefits... http://www.cropchoice.com/leadstry.asp?recid=2182