USSEC Continues its Moms to China Program

By - Monday, February 2, 2015

USSEC is furthering its innovative GMO program, Moms to China:  MAGIC Program Meetings.

In September, USSEC sent four female agriculture representatives to China to forge connections with Chinese moms about the safety of GMO soybeans.  The second USSEC delegation visits China from February 2-5 to participate in another series of meetings with their Chinese counterparts.

The previous delegation

The previous delegation

U.S. soybean farmers and Common Ground volunteers Sara Ross of Minden, Iowa and Kristin Reese of Baltimore, Ohio, will make their second trip to China for the Moms to China:  MAGIC Program Meetings.  The USSEC delegation will travel to the cities of Beijing and Dalian to take part in a series of town hall meetings with other moms and with the Native Produce and Animal By-Products (CFNA), food companies and online personalities.

USSEC’s first Moms to China visit was regarded as a great success, helping create a dialogue about food and families.  Because China is U.S. Soy’s top export market, USSEC wants to head off any misinformation that appears in the Chinese press and social media by reaching out directly to Chinese consumers.