Gene-modified US rice found in European samples

Gene-modified US rice found in European samples


More than 20 percent of long-grain rice imports tested by a European industry group contained an unauthorised gene- modified variety found in US commercial rice, the European Union’s executive body said last week. Of 162 samples tested, 33 contained the genetically modified rice, known as LLRICE601, the European Commission said. Rice processors have told the commission that all shipments with traces of the banned variety have been intercepted or taken off the market, the statement said. EU gover...


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