Some Wheat blocked by Japan, S. Korea

A combine drives over stalks of soft red winter wheat during the harvest on a farm in Dixon, Illinois, July 16, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo
A combine drives over stalks of soft red winter wheat during the harvest on a farm in Dixon, Illinois, July 16, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Young/File Photo

After this week’s revelation about GE wheat found in Washington state, Japan and South Korea have made a move to ban imports of western white wheat from the U.S.. The ban will stay in place until appropriate testing can be put in place. Similar bans have happened in the past with the Oregon and Montana incidences. Japan has also decided to hold back on distributing and wheat stores in stock until they can be tested. They have not banned all wheat imports, just the ones from the Pacific Northwest. Read the complete story on Reuters.

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