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Japanese minister resigns over rice scandal

TOKYO, Japan (AP) — Japan’s agriculture minister resigned Friday over widespread sales of mold- and pesticide-tainted rice used to make lunches for thousands of schoolchildren and nursing home patients. Japanese consumers have been horrified in recent weeks over the discovery of rice tainted with pesticides and mold being served to thousands of people. The rice was imported for use in industry, such as the manufacture of glue, but was instead distributed inside Japan as food. Full Story

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