US wheat exports to Japan resume after GMO scare
US wheat industry representatives have welcomed the Japanese authorities' resumption of tendering for US wheat exports. Purchases were suspended in late May following the detection of genetically modified glyphosate-tolerant wheat on a farm in Oregon (Agrow No 665, p 11). Initial investigations by the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service indicated that it was an isolated incident in a single field (Agrow No 667, p 10), and subsequent analysis has confirmed that conclusion. However, the investigation continues into how Monsanto's MON71800 wheat line came to be in the field and to determine the extent of its presence.