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Brazilian non GM industry targets animal feed sector



18 March 2014 02:31:56|Arable,Cereal,Crops,News

Brazilian non-GM industry targets animal feed sector


Leading organisations involved in the supply of non-GM soy from Brazil are to host a one day industry event in Germany this April specifically for European animal feed producers and users at which they will present the facts about current supply and logistics of non-GM product from Brazil.

The event follows the recent announcement by the German Poultry Association (ZDG) and others including the German Egg Association (BDE) that they would no longer be using non-genetically modified soybean material due to alleged shrinking supply of GM-free material from Brazil.

The Forum will be held in Münster/W., Germany – the southern gateway to the highest feed and poultry industry concentration in Germany – on 8 April 2014. The event is being supported by three industry organisations involved in the supply chain of certified non-GM soy food products with the soy component carrying the biggest focus - The German Association of Food without Genetic Engineering (VLOG); The ProTerra Foundation and The Brazilian Association of Non-GMO Grain Producers (ABRANGE).

Delegates will be able to find out more about the current reality of commodity supply from Brazil; clarity on the legalities of EU and national GM labelling regulations and be able to hear directly from growers and processors based in Brazil’s largest supply regions the truth about the availability of oilseeds – what growers can deliver, why they can deliver, and the logistics of getting the products to market.

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20-03-2014 22:14 PM | Posted by: Oliver Dowding
Well done to them for doing this. Brazil has more than enough non-GM feeds for Europe but is poor at segregating it from the GM. So it needs the companies in Europe who should be giving non-GM food to consumers to make an effort to help the Brazilians to segregate!

21-03-2014 17:40 PM | Posted by: Peter
I visited Brazil to look at the nonGM soya supply chain.
I saw a very professional IP system in place working from before the seed is planted right up until the soya is loaded onto a boat for Europe.
That's why Brazilian companies like Imcopa can consistently deliver to Europe at less than 1% contamination.
The perceived supply problems have much more to do with a port infrastructure that is struggling to load boats fast enough and UK/EU supermarkets and feed manufacturers failing to work with Brazilian farmers to guarantee their requirement of nonGM soya.

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