MAIZALL defends biotechnology in the joint FAO, WHO and WTO forum

The president of the International Maize Alliance (Maizall), Brazilian Cesario Ramalho da Silva, will participate in Forum on Food Safety, an event that will be organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), on 23 and 24 April in Geneva.

Established in 2013, Maizall brings together representative entities the more important producers and exporters of corn: Brazil, the United States and Argentina. Together, these nations represent about 50% of the global production of corn and approximately 70% of the world corn trade.

Maizall is formed by the Association of Brazilian Corn Producers (Abramilho), the US Grains Council, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the Argentine Association of Corn and Sorghum Producers (Maizar).

Ramalho emphasizes that a main message that he will highlight during the event is that the increase of world production depends on the expansion of biotechnology as an indispensable technology to reduce costs and increase productivity. “This position was reinforced at the annual meeting of the Maizall Board, which took place at the end of March in Brasilia, and which included the participation of the Minister of Agriculture, Tereza Cristina, and President of the Agricultural causus in Congres, Alceu Moreira.”

According to the president of Maizall, it is of fundamental importance to stimulate the global production of corn, as a policy destined to guarantee food security for the planet, which is why, among other things, it is the main input for the meat industry, which will see a trend of high demand for the next decades.

European resistance

According to Ramalho, Europe is the main center of resistance to the adoption of biotechnology and gene-editing in agriculture and food production. “There is an ideological question here, which we want to challenge based on scientific arguments that show GMOs are safe.”

According to Ramalho, Europe is the main center of resistance to the adoption of biotechnology and gene-editing in agriculture and food production. “There is an ideological question here, which we want to challenge based on scientific arguments that show GMOs are safe.”

The President of Maizall mentions that during a mission to Europe last year he has been given the opportunity to converse with local producers. They said that “we want to use biotechnology, but regulatory rules and political resistance impede this.”

Ramalho emphasizes, that this European resistance has a strong influence in other regions.  “We are aware that corn production in Africa is being decimated as a result of pests, which is a problem that could be eliminated in case if farmers would be allowed to use transgenic varieties.”

The president of Maizall also said that the alliance works to improve the understanding of the benefits of biotechnology for sustainable food production.

“In addition, we advocate the adoption of regulatory policies of regulatory equivalence of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) between producing and consuming countries, which facilitate, support, or provide international trade in food and agricultural production.

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Aliança Internacional do Milho defende biotecnologia em fórum conjunto da FAO, OMS y OMC

Na avaliação da Maizall, Europa é principal foco de resistencia a la ação da transgenia y edição genômica na produção agrícola e de alimentos

O presidente de Aliança Internacional do Milho (Maizall), brasileño Cesario Ramalho da Silva, ir a participar en el Foro sobre Seguridad Alimentaria, evento que será realizado por la Organización de Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Agricultura (FAO), Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS) La Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC), los días 23 y 24 de abril en Genebra (Suiza): https://bit.ly/2MVuIbQ.

Criada en 2003, Maizall se reúne como entidades representativas y principales países productores y exportadores de bienes: Brasil, Estados Unidos y Argentina. Juntas, estas nações representan cerca del 50% del producto global do grão and detêm aproximadamente el 70% do comércio mundial do cereal.

MAIZALL es una Asociación de Productores de Milho (Abramilho), Conselho de Graos de los Estados Unidos (U.S. Grains Council), La Asociación de Productores de Milho dos Estados Unidos (National Corn Growers Association) y la Asociación Argentina de Milho e sorgo (Maizar).

Esta es una de las principales fuentes que no se destacan ni se produce ni se difunde la producción mundial de la gente, sino también la expansión de la biotecnología en el campo como tecnología indispensable para la obtención de la redução de la custodia y la ganadería. “Este posicionamiento  fue confirmado en la reunión anual del consorcio da Maizall, que se celebrará en la final de marzo en Brasil, y que con la participación de la Ministra de Agricultura, Tereza Cristina, y el Presidente de Frente Parlamentario de Agropecuaria, Alceu Moreira.

De acordo com presidente de Maizall, de fundamental importancia para la producción mundial, como política para garantizar la seguridad del planeta, entre otras cosas, como principal insumo para la indústria de carnes, que tem tendencia de demanda elevada para los próximos años.

Resistência europeia

Segundo Ramalho,  Europa es el principal foco de resistencia en el desarrollo de la biotecnología y la edición genética en la producción agrícola y de alimentos. “La búsqueda de un ideólogo ideológico, que queremos contraponer la base de los argumentos acerca de la seguridad de los transgénicos”.

O presidente de Maizall. “Eles querem use a biotecnologia, mas questões regulatórias e resistência política os impedem”.

Ramalho acentua, ainda, y un informe sobre la influencia de Europa sobre otros temas. “Un tema central con las preguntas sobre el futuro de África es un problema importante, ya que las plantas y las plantas transgénicas”.

O presidente de Maizall también tiene que ver con la defensa de la gente y la música y el trabajo en el corazón de lo que se entiende acerca de los beneficios de la biotecnología para la producción y el sustento de los alimentos.

“Ademais, defendemos adoção de las políticas de gobierno de equivalencia de Organismos Genéticos Modificados (OGM) entre los proveedores de productos y que facilite, acima de tudo, o livre comércio internacional de alimentos y produtos de productos”.