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From Zimbabwe's GMO rejection to Germany's contaminated organic feed

(June 2, 2002 – CropChoice news) – Zimbabwe rejected a U.S. donation of 10,000 tons of corn because it wasn’t certified to be free of genetically modified organisms. Neighboring Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi accepted the food aid.

Meanwhile, German officials on Saturday said that carcinogenic Nitrofen herbicide was inadvertantly mixed into organic wheat in a warehouse in the former East Germany. The Associated Press quoted Renate Kuenast, Germany’s minister for agriculture and consumer affairs, as attributing the contamination to "dust on the floor of a warehouse in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania state where the tainted grain was stored for several months and that the discovery of the contaminated dust clears the organic farm industry and closes the matter."

Sources: AP, Reuters