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Japan is awaiting further in-depth info on extent of GMO wheat in US before it opens imports

Japan calls for more GMO info before lifting US wheat ban

By Kacey Culliney

Japan will not lift its ban on US Western White wheat imports until the American government provides detailed information on the extent of unauthorized genetically modified wheat found in Oregon, a government official says.

Annual quinoa producer prices at farm gate in Peru 2000-11 in real terms (2005=100)

FAO asks: Could quinoa become a worldwide staple?

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Quinoa’s relatively high price compared to staple grains may restrict consumption to health-conscious consumers in high-income countries for now – but it could play an important role in food security in the long term, according to the FAO.

Ethical Business: Women’s rights on cocoa farms

Special Report

Ethical Business: Women’s rights on cocoa farms

This is the story of how an initiative from Oxfam prompted assurances from leading chocolate companies to improve the lives of women cocoa farmers. How did each firm react? Were they quick and effective enough?

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