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A "rogue" strain ofexperimental, unapproved genetically modified wheat is found in a field in Oregon. No one knows how it got there ... Posted on 5/31/13 at 8:29 AM
A new German grand coalition government would seek tougher regulations in the European Union for labeling of meat from farm animals that have eaten genetically modified organisms (GMOs), a policy draft showed.
Groups against genetically engineered apples that don’t brown say they’re staging a series of events in British Columbia and Alberta to raise awareness about the product being hailed as a scientific breakthrough.
The detection of a small amount of genetically modified material in a Washington state farmer’s nonGMO alfalfa crop constitutes a “commercial issue” only and does not warrant any government action, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday.
An Eastern Washington farmer who intended to grow alfalfa that’s not genetically modified had his crop rejected by a broker that said it found evidence of genetically modified pesticide resistance, the Washington State Department of Agriculture said Thursday.
Japan bought nearly 90,000 metric tons of U.S. western white wheat in a tender on Thursday, marking the first purchase of the variety by its top buyer after the discovery of a genetically modified (GM) version of the grain in Oregon.
Japan could resume buying U.S. western white wheat as early as this week, industry sources say, after adopting stricter measures designed to detect genetically modified strains of the grain used for confectionary flour.
James Topham and Osamu Tsukimori
, July 29, 2013
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