Mexico’s ban on GM corn takes the lead on ag issues, according to U.S. Grains Council

Of all the issues facing American trade, the U.S. Grains Council says Mexico’s looming ban on biotech corn takes the lead, and they say there is still work to be done.

“USTR has been involved and asked for formal consultations, and it is in the process of having those consultations with Mexico. We’ll see what the next step is from USTR going forward on that, but you know we’ve been working with the importers and end users on the ground in Mexico to work through this. The good thing is we still have the majority of ours. Corn that goes to Mexico is yellow corn and that’s still flowing,” said Cary Sifferath, Vice President of the U.S. Grains Council.

Sifferath echoes what other ag groups have said, the discussions over biotech corn need to focus on the science. He warns getting this wrong could have an impact on other products in the market.