Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Commission Says South Korea Resuming Wheat Imports after Concerns about GM Wheat

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Commission Says South Korea Resuming Wheat Imports after Concerns about GM Wheat

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South Korea resuming Canadian wheat imports

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CALGARY - The Alberta Wheat Commission says South Korea has resumed imports of Canadian wheat after suspending trade last week due to concerns about a small number of genetically modified plants.

Earlier this month the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced a few GM wheat plants were found near a farm in southern Alberta.

Genetically modified wheat is not allowed to be grown commercially anywhere in Canada.

The commission says rigorous tests proved there is no evidence of GM wheat in commercial shipments.

Japan, a major buyer of Canadian wheat, also suspended imports due to the same concerns.

The commission says it is confident that Japan will soon follow suit and resume imports.

"This resolution is a critical step forward in providing assurance to Canadian wheat customers that Canada does not produce or ship genetically modified wheat," commission chairman Kevin Bender said in a release Tuesday. …

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