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News last update:6 Aug 2012

China: "US soybeans are of bad quality"

China claims that American soybean exports contain pesticides, poisonous weeds and dirt. "Numerous quality problems" have been found with American soybeans, according to the website of the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine.

"We've already made exchanges with the United States, demanded an investigation into the cause, and asked that effective measures be taken to improve the situation to avoid similar incidents from happening again," the Chinese watchdog agency said.

Biggest US export to China
Soybeans, which are mainly crushed for oil and used as animal feed, are the biggest single US farm export to China, according to the American Soybean Association. China has bought billions of dollars worth since the current market year began in September.

The US Food and Drug Administration did not immediately comment on the claims.

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