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Japan Suspends Imports of US Wheat
Thu May 30, 2013 04:36 PM CDT

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Japan has suspended some imports of U.S. wheat after genetically engineered wheat was found on an Oregon farm.

The Agriculture Department announced the discovery Wednesday. No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U.S. farming.

Katsuhiro Saka, a counselor at the Japanese Embassy in Washington, said Japan canceled orders of western white wheat from the Pacific Northwest and also of some feed-grade wheat. He said the Japanese people have concerns about the unapproved wheat and the country is waiting for more information from the Agriculture Department.

The strain discovered matched modified wheat that was legally tested by ...

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