Friday, 29 June 2018 14:29

Canadian wheat under scrutiny

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Japan’s farm ministry has suspended its tender and sale of wheat from Canada after grain containing a genetically modified trait was discovered last summer in Canada’s Alberta province. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has indicated that the wheat containing a genetically modified trait, developed by Monsanto Co to tolerate the Roundup weed-killer, was discovered in Alberta.  Government and industry officials have said that this has been an isolated situation and believe it will be a short-lived hiatus. South Korea which took similar action has since resumed imports of Canadian wheat.

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