S. Korea resumes buying wheat from Ore.

S. Korea resumes buying wheat from Ore.

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Posted on July 10, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 10 at 11:38 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Flour mills in South Korea will resume buying from the Pacific Northwest following a genetically modified wheat investigation.

South Korea stopped importing after a genetically modified wheat crop was found in Eastern Oregon in May.

More: Illegal Monsanto gene-altered wheat found growing in E. Oregon

South Korea will still test for the problem, but will not restrict purchases of wheat grown in Oregon in the meantime. Oregon’s wheat industry brings in around $500 million a year.

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