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California lawmakers reject bill requiring labeling on genetically modified foods

By Jennifer Chaussee (Reuters) – (This May 28 story was corrected in the seventh paragraph to delete erroneous reference to a genetically modified wheat) California lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill that would require labels on foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the second time in two years such…

Monsanto tests new GMO wheat strain after countries ban imports

US agriculture giant Monsanto, in the spotlight over the discovery of unauthorized genetically modified wheat growing in Oregon, said Wednesday it has a new GM wheat strain under development. The company is developing a new form of Roundup Ready wheat, resistant to Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup (glyphosate) and also focused on…

Japan blocks U.S. wheat after Monsanto GMO strain found growing wild

Japan has suspended imports of some US wheat after genetically engineered crops were found on an Oregon farm, a government official said Friday. Tokyo’s move came as the European Union told its member states to test imports from the area, saying any genetically modified wheat would not be sold to…

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