Japan’s production of wheat grew by 17% to 996,200 tons in 2015 with most of Japan’s wheat being grown in Hokkaido. Hokkaido increased its production of wheat by 31% to 723,800 tons. This was do to good weather conducive for growing crops. This marked a record yield of 5.9 tons per hectare in Hokkaido. The International Grains Council (IGC) placed Japan’s total grain imports at 22.7 million tons in 2016-17. This was up from 22.1 million tons in 2015. This 22.1 tons includes 5.8 million tons of rice imports which was up from 5.6 million the year before. Japan’s yearly wheat consumption seems to be going up from year-to-year.
Some have suggested that because Japan has limited its wheat imports from the U.S. because of concerns over Monsanto’s Roundup pesticide and GMO foods especially wheat. Maybe Japanese researchers and scientists have concluded what other researchers have discovered in the US: Monsanto’s Roundup in synergy with gluten are destroying the human gut? Japan has also simultaneously increased its wheat imports from Russia. The Russian government has banned GMO foods and Monsanto’s Roundup from being used in Russian food production. Watch this video to learn how the combination of Mansanto’s pesticide Roundup and gluten are destroying the gut: