02 September 1999
ADM wants GM crops segregated
ARCHER Daniels Midland (ADM), the huge US grain trading and processing agribusiness, has asked its growers to genetically modified (GM) crops from conventional varieties.
ADM told its suppliers by letter that it was still “supportive” the safety of GM crops, but said it “must produce products that our customers will purchase”.
Corn growers were alarmed by the ADM request, which arrived just a fortnight before harvesting was expected to begin.
The National Corn Growers Association said that although ADMs statement was “advisory”, it could mean growers would not be able to sell grain to one of the nations largest buyers.
- Financial Times 02/09/99 page 32