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EU Buys U. S. Soybeans

European Union oilseed crushers are resuming purchases of U. S. soybeans after the EU approved imports of maize with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Hamburgbased oilseeds analysts Oil World said Nov. 10.

This summer, over 200,000 tonnes of soybean and soymeal were refused entry to EU ports as they contained small amounts of GMO corn (maize) varieties not approved in Europe, virtually stopping large-scale EU imports of U. S. soybeans.

The EU authorized three types of GMO corn in late October but importers were not expected to resume large-scale U. S. soy imports until the EU also approved imports of the fourth GMO maize type MIR604 from Swiss group Syngenta.



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