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Japan suspends imports - modified wheat found

...sold $492 million in wheat in 2011, the most recent data available, and 90 percent of it went overseas, Oregon Department of Agriculture spokesman Bruce Pokarney said."If those markets are closed off - you can do the math," Pokarney said...

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Alaska too big for PSP testing

Testing beaches where shellfish is recreationally harvested for the toxin that causes paralytic shellfish poisoning would be impractical in Alaska, said Seafood Program Manager Robert Pressley, because testing needs to be done frequently and Alaska's coastline is very long. Two Southeast Alaskans died in less than a week of suspected PSP poisoning after consuming personally harvested shellfish. There have been five cases diagnosed across the state, with the other three being in the Kodiak area.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/062410/loc_660849226.shtml
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