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Canada Presses China Over Contaminated Canola Claims

(Robson Fletcher – CBC News)

Canada’s recently appointed agriculture minister said the federal government is pressing China to provide verification of its claims that Canadian canola exports have been contaminated by harmful organisms.

“We are pushing the Chinese officials to provide us with either samples or to let some of our specialists go there,” Marie-Claude Bibeau told a gathering of the Calgary Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning.

China has been blocking some imports of canola from Canada due to what it describes as fears over contamination. Click here to read more.