Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Russia Suspends US Rice

Rosselkhoznadzor, Russia's Federal Agency of Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, has announced that it has stopped issuing quarantine permits for US rice imports, following the GM rice contamination revealed in August this year.

LLRICE601 has not been passed for human consumption, however, as reported in an earlier post, Bayer CropScience are seeking an extension on the basis that it is not significantly different from deregulated GM varieties.

Meanwhile, Reuters reports that two bargeloads that had previously been certified for import into the EU, have subsequently tested positive for the GM strain.

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