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No Canadian wheat is unloading in Tokyo or any other Japanese port after a few GM wheat plants were found growing in an Alberta ditch. But officials here say they expect Japan will soon be back in the market, thanks in large part to strong relationships built on openness and trust.

Japan still trusts Canadian wheat system, say officials

Country is a top wheat customer and will continue 
to be despite GM wheat incident, they say

Relationships still matter when it comes to trade, and Alberta officials say those will be key in re-establishing wheat sales with one of the country’s biggest buyers. No sooner had news broken that a small number of genetically modified wheat plants had been found in Alberta than industry reps were arranging to meet with officials […] Read more


South Korea lifts suspension on Canadian wheat sales

Seoul | Reuters — South Korea’s food ministry on Tuesday said it had lifted a temporary suspension on sales of Canadian wheat as it had not discovered any unapproved genetically modified strains during tests on imports. South Korea suspended sales of Canadian wheat last week after Canada announced the discovery in mid-2017 of an unapproved […] Read more

South Korea halts sale of Canadian wheat, flour

Seoul | Reuters — South Korea has suspended the sale of wheat and flour from Canada after Canadian officials announced last week the discovery in mid-2017 of an unapproved genetically modified trait in southern Alberta. “We will only allow sale of wheat products that are confirmed not to contain unapproved genetically modified wheat,” South Korea’s […] Read more



Cargill expects grain glut to last long time

Seoul | Reuters –– Commodity firm Cargill expects international grain markets to remain oversupplied for a long time due to bountiful harvests and a rise in storage, the head of the global commodity trader said on Friday. Bumper crops have flooded many markets, dragging on prices for grains and hitting profits at agribusiness giants including […] Read more