Japan Releases US Wheat
Thu Jul 18, 2013 08:50 AM CDT

SINGAPORE (Dow Jones) -- Japan has started releasing the stocks of U.S. Western White grade of wheat that it was earlier holding back due to the recent discovery of an unapproved genetically engineered strain at an Oregon farm, a senior government official said Thursday.

Japan banned new imports of Western White wheat after the U.S. Department of Agriculture made the GM discovery public on May 29. The previously contracted imports continued to be delivered at Japanese ports but were kept in government custody.

The purchases of Western White wheat that were made prior to the controversy are now being supplied ...

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