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Sat Jun 22, 2013, 03:49 AM

UPDATE on unapproved Monsanto GMO wheat found in Oregon: Monsanto suggests wheat sabotage

Monsanto suggests wheat sabotage

WASHINGTON — Monsanto Co. is floating the theory that some of the company’s detractors may have intentionally planted genetically modified wheat discovered in an Oregon field last month.

The St. Louis-based company said in a call with reporters Friday that sabotage is the most likely scenario partly because the modified wheat was not distributed evenly throughout the field and found in patches.

Robb Fraley, Monsanto’s executive vice president and chief technology officer, said that is the “pattern you would expect” if someone had dispersed the seeds.

The Agriculture Department is investigating the discovery of the wheat, which is not approved for farming in the United States. The department has declined to speculate on what caused the wheat to sprout in Oregon but has said it appears to be an isolated incident.

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More at the link!

Previously:
May 29 2013: Modified Wheat Discovered In Oregon
May 30 2013: Wheat Falls as Japan Suspends U.S. Imports on Biotech Crop Find
May 30 2013: Unapproved Monsanto GMOs Found In Oregon Shake Wheat Market

Just to be clear:
* Monsanto says it's a victim
* Government says it doesn't have any idea but it appears to be an isolated incident

Expect more of that in the future. Zero oversight. ZerOversight™.

PB

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Reply UPDATE on unapproved Monsanto GMO wheat found in Oregon: Monsanto suggests wheat sabotage (Original post)
Poll_Blind Jun 2013 OP
99th_Monkey Jun 2013 #1
Half-Century Man Jun 2013 #2
BanzaiBonnie Jun 2013 #3
postulater Jun 2013 #4
Junkdrawer Jun 2013 #5
sibelian Jun 2013 #6
NickB79 Jun 2013 #7
ReRe Jun 2013 #8
leftyohiolib Jun 2013 #11
ReRe Jun 2013 #12
leftyohiolib Jun 2013 #13
ReRe Jun 2013 #16
Catherina Jun 2013 #14
hobbit709 Jun 2013 #9
Downwinder Jun 2013 #10
Catherina Jun 2013 #15
niyad Jun 2013 #17

Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 04:19 AM

1. Monsanto! Get your stinking GMO Frankenseeds out of Oregon!!

And stop blaming all your fuck-ups on your political foes.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 04:41 AM

2. Wheat sabotage? really?

Isn't that like corporate remorse?
I suppose the wheat saboteur rode in on his unicorn, bound the Monsanto guards with Fenrir's chain, and sowed the wheat in the churned earth from Babe the great blue ox's hoof.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 04:51 AM

3. It seems MUCH more likely that Monsanto was attempting to release THEIR wheat seeds

by subterfuge. Forcing their seed into the supply to contaminate unadulterated stands. Then they could say, oops, it's out of the bag. The government may as well approve GMO wheat for legal status.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 06:19 AM

4. They're right, of course.

It's the same aliens that make the crop circles that are spreading the gmo seeds.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 06:24 AM

5. Alternate theory: oops....

Fuck with nature - get a beating.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 06:25 AM

6. If there's nothing wrong with their produce, why are they defensive about it contaminating non GMO


fields?

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 06:29 AM

7. That implies they have moles in the R&D Dept.

How else do you get the GMO seeds out of the Monsanto seed vaults and test facilities unless you have people working for you willing to smuggle them out?

After all, they halted trials of these seeds over 5 years ago, and wheat seeds lose their viability within 3-4 years.

Where did viable GMO wheat seeds come from?

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 06:42 AM

8. Yeah, it was sabotage alright...

K&R

...and Monsanto was the perpetrator. US wheat farmers should sue them in the biggest class action suit in the world, not to mention the US government should hold them responsible too by abolishing their God forsaken company from hell. Damn, it just seems to me like nobody knows the difference between right and wrong anymore.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 07:45 AM

11. if they sue it'll goto the scotus where monsanto will win 5-4.

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #11)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 10:19 AM

12. We're fucked, aren't we? :-(

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Response to ReRe (Reply #12)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 10:50 AM

13. keep potus dem and we stand a chance

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #13)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 11:09 AM

16. A slim chance, if it's a DLCer..

... but if it's a FDR dem, we have a greater chance.

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Response to ReRe (Reply #8)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 10:51 AM

14. +1,000,000 n/t

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 06:57 AM

9. And if you believe that I got a bridge for you, I'll even throw in a couple monuments.

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 10:52 AM

15. Monsanto. Always the victim lol n/t

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Response to Poll_Blind (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2013, 12:15 PM

17. k and r because I needed the laugh

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