GMO wheat not allowed in Taiwan: FDA

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-18
By: CNA

Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration on Friday dismissed concerns of genetically modified

A farmer harvests wheat at a farm in Hsinchu, March 29. (File photo/Chen Yu-hsien)

A farmer harvests wheat at a farm in Hsinchu, March 29. (File photo/Chen Yu-hsien)

wheat grown in the United States entering Taiwan’s market, saying Taiwan bans imports of such wheat.

Taiwan allows genetically modified soybeans and corn but does not allow imports of genetically modified wheat, said Lee Wan-chen, a section chief at the FDA.

During a recent check on packaged food products, the FDA did not find any genetically modified wheat on the local market, Lee added.

The statement was made as bakeries and wheat mills face doubts from local customers that wheat from the US might be genetically modified and are receiving requests to purchase wheat from Japan and Canada.     [FULL  STORY]

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