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Countries unite to form ‘MAIZALL’




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The U.S. Grains Council, along with the National Corn Growers Association, representatives of Argentina producers and the maize supply chain, and the Brazilian Association of Corn Producers, signed a memorandum of understanding May 14, to form an alliance of North and South American maize (corn) producers. The organizations will function under the name MAIZALL -- The International Maize Alliance. MAIZALL will collaborate on a global basis to address key issues concerning food security, biotechnology, stewardship, trade, and producer image, according to a May 14 U.S. Grains Council press release. The alliance was launched as part of the MAIZAR 2013 Congress meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

“As both populations and economies continue to grow, the global middle class is expanding rapidly. World population is expected to increase more than 30 percent in the next 40 years, from 7 billion in 2012 to more than 9 billion in 2050,” said Don Fast, U.S. Grains Council chairman. “The increase in population and buying power has led to an ever-growing demand for maize and other food and feed ingredients as diets are improving globally.”

“Food security is a priority for every country,” said Pam Johnson, National Corn Growers Association president. “Countries can be food secure without being self-sufficient by establishing relationships and building trust with exporting countries to be long-term, reliable suppliers of quality feed, and food supplies,” Johnson noted.

The primary focus of this new alliance is to emphasize the need for better consumer understanding of production agriculture, including the benefits of biotechnology and advancing the global acceptance on the capacity to produce maize for feed, food. and fuel. MAIZALL will also conduct outreach to governments and stakeholders on the need for trade-enabling biotechnology policies and regulatory procedures.
 

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