IGTC Strategy Session, London, UK

In London last week grain trade leaders from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Ukraine and USA gathered to discuss IGTC priorities during a day-long Strategy Session. The 26-strong group met to discuss IGTC policy, dedicating the most time to two “Focus Sessions” on Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) and plant breeding innovation. As a result of the meeting in London, and the work of the IGTC’s Policy Team on MRLs over the last months, there was the approval of the IGTC’s position on MRLs (link here) which is intended to be used as a reference point for global advocacy efforts. 

Finally, last week’s meetings in London included the conference of the International Grains Council (IGC) on Tuesday 6th, led by IGC Executive Director Etsuo Kitahara. Grain trade actors to take the floor included Randy Ritchie (Gavilon), Vince Peterson (US Wheat Associates), Jeff Zyskowski (Ardent Mills), Rotimi Fadipe (Honeywell Flour Mills Plc) and Bernard Valluis (European Flour Millers’ Association).