EU wants to test wheat shipments

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Friday, May 31, 2013

The European Union is recommending testing of U.S. wheat shipments after genetically modified wheat was found in Oregon.

"The Commission is following carefully the presence of this non-authorized GM wheat in Oregon in order to ensure that European consumers are protected from any unauthorized GM presence and make sure that the EU zero tolerance for such GM events is implemented," EU's consumer protection office said.

The European Union imports more than 1 million metric tons (1.1 million tons) of U.S. wheat each year. Eighty percent of that was soft white wheat, the majority of which is exported to Spain, officials said.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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