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Wed May 29, 2013, 10:00 PM

 

Modified Wheat Discovered In Oregon [View all]

Source: New York Times

"Unapproved genetically engineered wheat has been found growing on a farm in Oregon, federal officials said Wednesday, a development that could disrupt American exports of the grain.

The Agriculture Department said the wheat was of the type developed by Monsanto to be resistant to the herbicide Roundup, also known as glyphosate. Such wheat was field-tested in 16 states, including Oregon, from 1998 through 2005, but Monsanto dropped the project before the wheat was ever approved for commercial planting..

No genetically engineered wheat has been approved in any country...

He said it was not clear how the wheat got to the farmerís field. The last field test of that type of wheat in Oregon was in 2001, he said."

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/30/business/energy-environment/genetically-engineered-wheat-found-in-oregon-field.html

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