After Growing GM Corn For Decades, Some US Farmers Open To Mexican Ban

"CHICAGO - Mexico has found unexpected allies as it tries to limit imports of genetically modified (GM) corn: some U.S. farmers who grow the crops.

Farmers have for decades planted GM corn, which protects against insects and weedkillers, with seeds sold by companies like Bayer AG, Corteva Inc and ChemChina's Syngenta.

But as believers in a free market, some say the U.S. should agree to sell Mexico non-GM corn, rather than deepen a trade dispute over the proposal, and note they could earn a premium for growing more conventional corn."

Tom Polansek reports for Reuters April 6, 2023.

Source: Reuters, 04/06/2023