U.S. officials are racing to quash global alarm in the wake of news the
strain of wheat, developed by biotech giant Monsanto Co (MON.N), had
been found in an Oregon field late last month. The discovery has already
prompted major buyer Japan to cancel plans to buy U.S. wheat while the
European Union said it would step up tests.
³From this weekend, we will also collect wheat and flour imported from
all over the United States and will conduct tests next week,² said Ahn
Man-ho, a spokesman at the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety.
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