Japan resumes Oregon wheat imports

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Japan agreed to resume importing Oregon soft white wheat two months after genetically modified wheat was found in an Eastern Oregon field.

The Oregon Wheat Commission has maintained since the rogue strain was discovered that it was limited to one field. Federal investigators said they've found no other cases.

According to translated remarks the commission provided from Japan's minister of agriculture, Japan will begin to accept U.S. Western wheat again on Aug. 1 and soft white on Aug. 7.

Read more at KGW.

 

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