Thursday, March 31, 2016

Soybeans: To Accept or Not

Featured below is an article from Ag Web that discusses the possibility of some elevators not accepting Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans in the United States due to policies in place around the world with different countries. We encourage you to explore the linked article and startup conversations around the world in your classrooms and communities utilizing the provided discussion questions.

Elevators Say 'No Thanks' to Extend Soybeans

Discussion Points

  • Why are some elevators not accepting Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans in the United States?
  • Why are many confident that in the future Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans will be accepted by the EU?
  • How could the decision of the EU affect markets, supply, etc. in regards to accepting or not accepting Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans? 
  • If you were a farmer and preparing for planting, would you plant Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans or go with another option? Justify your response.

2 comments:

Andy Abrams said...

Hey Brad! You need to come visit Kenya :) We just need good old regular Roundup soybeans approved here, and it would do wonders for farmers! Keep up the great work you're doing for Global Ag!

Brad Kinsinger said...

Thanks! It would be great to come see all the great work you are doing in Kenya! From others I have visited with it sounds like the GMO battle in Africa is a challenge.

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