Birds eat grains at the port in Beirut, Monday, March 9, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The Health Ministry Thursday denied claims made by the Economy Ministry that wheat recently found coming into Lebanon were carcinogen-free, revealing alarming results that showed otherwise.The ministry had issued a less-detailed statement Wednesday on the issue.The Thursday statement said that the ministry then tested another 12 samples on Feb. 24 of wheat coming from the U.S., where the results showed no contamination. The Agriculture Ministry also released a statement Thursday on the matter, reiterating Hakim's comments and placing responsibility on the Economy Ministry, which is responsible for the storing of wheat after it is inspected.
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