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Traders wary as Egypt takes fungus-free stance on wheat

The Agriculture Ministry on Sunday confirmed it will apply zero tolerance for ergot, which can be toxic in large amounts, until the government completes a study of risks.


EGYPT looks set for another season of expensive grain.

Traders are casting a wary eye on the largest wheat importer after it again turned away cargoes because of fungus in shipments. Many boycotted Egypt's international tenders earlier this year after similar rejections, and