31 May '13, 4pm

Japan and other nations say no to U.S. wheat, worried about GMOs

Japan and other nations say no to U.S. wheat, worried about GMOs

Shutterstock Japan wants to make sure its noodles remain untainted by GMOs. Japan cancelled a bid on 27,500 tons of Pacific Northwest wheat on Thursday — the first bite taken out of America’s wheat export market after a rogue genetically engineered strain was discovered growing like a weed on an Oregon farm. Other international buyers also reacted negatively to the news, with South Korea suspending its tenders to import U.S. wheat and European Union countries being urged to step up genetic testing of American imports. Taiwan said it may seek assurances that all imported wheat from the U.S. is GMO-free, the Wall Street Journal ‘s MarketWatch reports . From Agence France-Presse : “As long as the situation remains unchanged, we have no choice but to avoid bidding for the product,” [a Japanese government] official said … “We are asking US authorities to disclose information re...

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