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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Japan is looking to buy alternatives to Oregon wheat as the Japanese government extended the suspension of purchases from the state for a sixth week.

Western-white wheat from Oregon, which is now banned, was used in Japan to make cakes and cookies, the ministry said in a statement. Millers could face shortages if replacements aren’t found after the suspension of shipments on May 30, Hiromi Iwahama, a director of grain trading at the ministry, said June 27.

The government can’t resume imports from Oregon before establishing the system to detect modified strains, Iwahama said. Japan’s food-safety law bans sales of food containing GM crops that haven’t been confirmed safe by the nation’s health ministry. Contaminated supplies must be shipped back to exporting countries or disposed of.

Read more at Bloomberg.

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