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NGO questions Xinxiang's claim it bought all cadmium-laced wheat

By Zhou Tailai and Li Rongde

(Beijing) – The environmental group that recently uncovered cadmium-tainted wheat in Xinxiang, Henan Province, said it is still investigating the local government's claim that it had bought the entire contaminated stock.

Cui Wenjun, head of the district's Environmental Protection Bureau, told Caixin on Aug 29 that the Xinxiang government had bought from the summer harvest an undisclosed amount of wheat that was suspected of being contaminated with the carcinogenic soft metal.

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