No GMO Wheat Found in South Korea Imports

Dan Grain, Industry News Release

Grain from silos being loaded onto cargo ship on conveyor belt- South Korea wheat
South Korea officials say inspectors have not found any unapproved genetically modified wheat following tests of imports from the Pacific Northwest United States. That testing follows the discovery of unapproved GM wheat in Washington State which prompted Japan and South Korea to suspend some U.S. imports, according to Reuters. South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said Friday it had tested imports of wheat and flour after receiving a GM wheat testing method from the United States earlier this month. South Korea, the fifth largest market for U.S. wheat, had suspended clearance of wheat for food use and stepped up quarantine measures for U.S. milling and feed wheat shipments in the wake of the GM wheat discovery. The ministry added it would continue to test shipments of U.S. wheat and flour for GMO traits and reject the shipments if any rogue strain of wheat is detected.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.