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ENGA Newsletter No. 12 : June 2023

Dear readers,

As summer approaches, there has not yet been a slow down in news and activity in and about the Non-GMO market. Our latest newsletter will keep you up to date … Retailers as major drivers of the Non-GMO market are committed to Non-GMO, there's more than enough supply of Non-GMO soy for the European market, and there is more work to be done to continue to develop strong, long-term and resilient supply chains – these were the main conclusions of our International Non-GMO Summit 2023 that took place one month ago in Frankfurt/Main in Germany. Find out more via our summary and the summit’s website. Our - and the other co-organisers thanks - go to all that participated in this lively and constructive event. 

Another talking point at the summit: A study commissioned and presented by Donau Soja which shows that sustainable, certified European soybean meal leads to 82% less carbon emissions compared to the average soybean available on the European market. Our article explains what is behind this impressive figure.

Good news from Brazil as the worldwide leading Non-GMO soy supplier: According to a ProTerra market report this year looks set to see a bumper crop – expected at more than 4 million tonnes. As repeatedly stressed during the summit: European buyers need to ensure stable demand and fair premiums so that this strong harvest has its market.

It is expected that the European Commission will publish its proposal for a new regulation on New Genomic Techniques in July. ENGA has analysed the most likely scenario - a deregulation of New GMOs - and outlines here the risks associated with it. Keep an eye on our social media in the coming weeks!

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Kind regards,

Heike Moldenhauer

Secretary General

International Non-GMO Summit Provides Food For Thought For A Thriving Market

Did you miss the International Non-GMO Summit, which took place in Frankfurt last month? Don't worry! We've got a summary of some of the key topics and themes that were the main talking points of this high-level event. From a resilient Ukrainian Non-GMO soy market, to news of how Brazil is ready to respond to the EU's new deforestation rules - the Summit heard direct from those on the ground on these subjects and many more. It was a unique opportunity to bring together all parts of the Non-GMO soy market, from around the globe.

New study proves that certified, sustainable Non-GMO soybean meal has a hugely reduced carbon footprint

Sustainability is a core demand of growing numbers of consumers, food producers and retailers. But it is vital to be able to go beyond the buzzword and prove the sustainability claims behind products. That is exactly what Donau Soja did, with a new study it commissioned showing that Europe Soya/Donau Soja certified Non-GMO European soybean meal leads to 82% less carbon emissions compared to the average soybean available on the European market. Read on to find out more about this startling, positive news. 

Boom year for Non-GMO soybean crop in Brazil

In news from Brazil, the world's largest soybean growing country, the country's Non-GMO soybean growers look set to achieve a bumper harvest - expected at more than 4 million tonnes. The ProTerra Foundation has published its market report, which shows that after a difficult last year, because of weather conditions, the major soybean growing areas of the country have bounced back. The wider political picture is also more positive, following the change in government in Brazil and the new leaders seem determined to put Brazil on a more environmentally-friendly path. We have more on this and the harvest predictions. 

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