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Sojitz to Buy Soybeans From Ukraine as Japan Seeks Non-GM Crops

Japan’s Sojitz Corp. said it will import Ukrainian soybeans for the first time as Asia’s second-largest buyer looks outside North America for non-genetically modified produce.

Sojitz will deliver a trial “few hundred” metric tons this year and expand that to 5,000 tons within three years, Fukutaro Kobayashi, deputy chief of one of the food departments at the Tokyo-based trader, said in an interview yesterday.