GM contamination warning triggers call for ban on US rice

Greenpeace Demands Global Ban on Imports of US Rice//www.commondreams.org/news2006/0821-05.htm

GM contamination warning triggers call for ban on US rice
//tjh.elequity.com/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=944

EU Set to Stop GMO-Tainted US Rice
//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0822-07.htm

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GM contamination warning triggers call for ban on US rice
//www.guardian.co.uk/science/story/0,,1855528,00.html


Informant: binstock

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USDA ANNOUNCES U.S. RICE SUPPLY HAS BEEN CONTAMINATED

USDA Secretary Mike Johanns has announced that domestic and export stocks of long grain rice has been contaminated by a genetically engineered variety of rice that is not approved for human consumption. Johanns said that the contamination was admitted to be the fault of Bayer Corporation, but the USDA doesn't know how widespread the contamination is. According to Johanns the biotech rice poses no health risks, but could damage the U.S. $1 billion rice export market, since many nations refuse to import genetically engineered rice. Japan has already announced a ban on long grain rice imports from the US. Last year, Japan and the EU banned US corn imports as a result of yet another GE contamination scandal.

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