Wheat trading partners react to GM wheat announcement

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On May 29, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant and Health Inspection Service announced preliminary tests that confirmed the presence of volunteer genetically modified hard red winter wheat.

The effects from this announcement are being felt internationally and domestically.

Even though the Food and Drug Administration completed a voluntary consultation on the safety of food and feed derived from this experimental wheat variety in 2004, and deemed it “safe for food and feed use as non GE-wheat varieties now on the market,” some international trading partners are proceeding with caution.

Read the full story here: Wheat trading partners react to GM wheat announcement

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