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Korea reports no GMO in U.S. wheat imports

Seoul | Reuters — South Korea has not detected any genetically modified wheat in tests on imports of wheat and flour from Washington state, after the discovery of unapproved GM wheat in the U.S. state prompted Japan and South Korea to suspend certain U.S. imports. South Korea, the fifth largest market for U.S. wheat, had […] Read more



S. Korea to disinfect farms as FMD, bird flu spread

Seoul | Reuters –– South Korea will disinfect farms around the country over the new year and limit the transport of animals, stepping up its effort to contain an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease that has spread close to the capital as well as bird flu. The foot-and-mouth among hogs had been limited to the centre […] Read more

(Cia.gov)

Canada/Korea trade pact to kick in Jan. 1

Legislators in both Canada and South Korea have ratified the two countries’ bilateral free trade deal to take effect next month. Canada’s Trade Minister Ed Fast on Wednesday announced the Canada-Korea Economic Growth and Prosperity Act has received royal assent just as the South Korean National Assembly has passed its Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) […] Read more