GMO Concerns Stop Brazil Chicken Producers Buying U.S. Corn | Bloomberg

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For Brazil’s enormous chicken industry, facing a surprise domestic shortage of corn with which to feed its birds, the solution seemed obvious: import the grain from the U.S., where stockpiles have never been bigger.

Yet there have been no imports from the U.S. so far this year, even though the corn shortfall is so severe that the chicken producers have cut output by 10 percent in recent months. The companies aren’t buying American grain because they’re concerned that Brazil’s stringent regulations on genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, threaten to hold up shipments, according to people familiar with the situation.

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