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Japan finds GMOs in some food products

(Aug. 13, 2001 CropChoice news) The Japanese agriculture ministry has found that 11 of the 59 processed food products with corn and soybeans that it tested contain transgenic ingredients.

A cornmeal-based baking product bore a label stating that it was free of such ingredients, yet 6 percent of the cornmeal was transgenic, a violation of the Japan Agricultural Standards Law. If foreign genes comprise more than 5 percent of a food product, manufacturers must say so on the label.