Soybean farmers are in Kenya and Tanzania this week as part of a trade mission hosted by the USDA.
Kansas farmer Lance Rezac representing the United Soybean Board tells Brownfield three weeks ago the new president of Kenya removed the country’s GMO ban.
“We have talked to government officials over here. We have talked to the livestock feed manufacturers and the farmers. Everyone is really on board to begin importing GMO grains and also our technology to begin growing GMO grains over here.”
He says the US Soybean Export Council is there helping set policies and certifications to begin importing GMO grains and will likely accept all of USSEC’s recommendations.