Japan to Hold US Wheat
Mon Jun 3, 2013 12:37 PM CDT

(Dow Jones) -- Japan said Monday it will hold back shipments of some wheat imports as Monsanto Co. continues an investigation into the discovery of an unapproved genetically-engineered wheat strain at an Oregon farm.

Monsanto, in a blog post on its website late Friday, said it was conducting its own probe into the finding and that it had ruled out a few scenarios for how the biotech wheat had ended up in the field.

Monsanto, which ended its trials of the genetically-engineered wheat in 2005 and never sold it commercially, said its internal analysis suggests the wheat likely didn't come ...

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