American potato growers fear EU policy on chlorprofam could affect global potato buyers
Idaho potato industry leaders fear that Europe’s recent decision not to renew CIPC certification could subsequently affect them.
CIPC (или хлорпрофам) — самый популярный в мире ингибитор картофельных ростков, применяемый фермерами с 1952 года. Он также используется в качестве регулятора роста растений и гербицидов при производстве люцерны, лука и сахарной свеклы.
According to potatonewstoday.com, the US Environmental Protection Agency updated CIPC for another 15 years, at about the same time that Europe decided to abandon the update - that is, earlier this summer. However, Europe’s decision may have lasting consequences for American farmers.
Europe is a relatively small market for exporting potatoes from the United States, but global fast-food restaurants and other large customers may wish to adopt a consistent EU policy on chlorprofam wherever they do business.
Frank Muir, president and chief executive officer of the Idaho Potato Commission, said the US potato industry is paying close attention to developments that could force farmers to switch to less efficient and more costly alternatives.
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