【News】 ZEN-NOH Group & US producers to band together for stable supplies of non-GMO corns (Feb. 2, 2016)

The ZEN-NOH Group, headed by the National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations (ZEN-NOH) in Japan, is strengthening its ties with grain producers in the United States of America to continuously import their product of non-GMO (genetically modified organisms) corn as a major feed ingredient.

One of ZEN-NOH’s overseas subsidiaries, CGB Enterprises, Inc. headquartered outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, carries on marketing and transportation businesses for US producers of grains and soybeans.

CGB has built up its business activities at grass-root level with non-GMO corn producers in the Midwestern United States, where its 50 staff members maintain face-to-face interacts with those producers in their respective assigned territory through providing them with information on farm management and grain marketing.

In Japan, demand for meats and eggs produced by local farmers with non-GMO feed materials is steadily growing particularly among members of consumer co-operatives.

With a view to boosting non-GMO corn supplies to Japanese livestock farmers, members of agricultural cooperatives affiliated with ZEN-NOH, marketing specialists of CGB are now playing an important role in intensifying their close relationship with a network of quality conscious producers in the heartland of America.

An annual turnover of non-GMO corns by organizations of the ZEN-NOH Group in the USA has increased to as much as half a million tons, out of which 150 thousand tons are consumed as feed ingredients. More than 60 percent of those corns exported to Japan as feed materials are supplied to local livestock farmers by the Group.

(Feb. 2, 2016)

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