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Wheat board resists GM wheat collaboration


May 22, 2009
By FoodAndDrinkEurope.com

May 22, 2009 – The Canadian Wheat Board has said that
it will not support genetically modified wheat – at least until certain
conditions are met.

May 21, 2009 – The Canadian Wheat Board has said that
it will not support genetically modified wheat – at least until certain
conditions are met.

The CWB made its position known after a group of wheat industry
representatives from Canada, the US and Australia signed a joint
statement last week vowing to work together to bring genetically
modified (GM) wheat to market.

CWB spokesperson Maureen Fitzhenry told FoodNavigator-USA.com that consumer resistance to GM wheat and unresolved issues about segregation of GM and non-GM wheat currently limit the viability of its commercialization. | READ MORE

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