Wheat update on GMO and Japan

On July 10, Japanese authorities confirmed that they have updated their analysis methods to include a test for the presence of the MON 71200 GM wheat event, based on the test developed by the CFIA but with some modifications to calibrate it to the equipment available in Japan.  Currently Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries is using this test on Canadian wheat that is being held in storage.


Japan has not yet determined when they will start selling/distributing the Canadian wheat within Japan, but will provide a notification when they are ready. The Government of Canada continues to work closely with Japan and will provide further updates as they are available.