GMOs and the High Cost of Running Ahead of Market Approval

Growing GMOs before they have been approved for use in export markets continues to result in punishing consequences.

Were New Zealand to clear new types of GMOs for growing before they were approved offshore, that could be very costly for food exporters and take years to recover from, as US experience demonstrates.

The US is currently facing “the biggest genetically modified crop controversy to shake US grain exports since StarLink corn” after traces of a GM corn not cleared by Beijing were found in shipments to China.

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