Argentine farmers favour GM soya
FARMERS in Argentine, the worlds largest soyabean exporter, continue to favour genetically modified (GM) soyabean.
This is in spite of growing resistance to products derived from them in Europe, Argentinas largest export market.
The Argentine Chamber of Agricultural Safety and Fertilisers (Casafe) reports continued interest in GM products because of their high yields.
Argentine soyabean production totalled 18.5 million tonnes in 1998-1999. It exports 60% of its crop to EU countries.
Casafe officials say Argentine farmers will respond if demand changes.
- Americas face worst soya glut for years, FWi, 11 February, 1999
- South American weather hits US soya prices, FWi, 10 December, 1998
- Financial Times 11/02/2000 page 34