GE - Crop segregation is possible - non-GM soy plant opens in U.S.
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(Thanks to Norfolk Genetic Information Network for this
NATURAL LAW PARTY WESSEX
Crop segregation is possible - non-GM soy plant opens in U.S.
At a State Dept meeting on the current Biosafety Protocol negotiations, Dan
Amstutz, President of the North American Export Grain Association stated
emphatically that segregating GM and non-GM grain was "impossible" but just
weeks later, in January 1999, a company called U.S. Soy in Illinois has
announced the opening of a plant for "identy preserved" soybeans dedicated
to processing non-GMO (genetically modified organism) soybeans. "The plant
is designed with 114 separate bins and total storage of 1.2 million
bushels," said James Skiff, president of US Soy. US Soy has three varieties
of food grade soybeans totaling 400,000 acres under contract for 1998. Skiff
places 1999 contract projections at more than one million bushels.