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France orders probe after rat study links GM corn, cancer

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France’s government on Wednesday asked a health watchdog to carry out a probe, possibly leading to EU suspension of a genetically-modified corn, after a study in rats linked the grain to cancer.

Agriculture Minister Stephane Le Foll, Ecology Minister Delphine Batho and Health and Social Affairs Minister Marisol Touraine said they had asked the National Agency for Health Safety (ANSES) to investigate the finding.

“Depending on ANSES’ opinion, the government will urge the European authorities to take all necessary measures to protect human and animal health,” they said in a joint statement.

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Chinese export sales cap busy week in grains

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Earlier this week, US exporters sold healthy amounts of corn and soybeans to China, as well as other countries. On April 25, the USDA reported that private exporters sold 420,000 tonnes of corn to unknown destinations, believed to be China, for the 2012-2013 marketing year.

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