posted on Jun, 4 2013 @ 12:18 PM
Interesting story I've been reading today.
Raw Story Source
The company that engineered an herbicide-resistant strain of wheat which was never cleared for commercial use is baffled as to how the genetically
modified organism (GMO) came to be growing in an Oregon wheat field. According to New Scientist, Monsanto, which says it abandoned research on the
wheat in 2004, claims it has no idea how the wheat got there, but that it is urgently trying to find out.
An Oregon farmer who found the wheat only realized that it was a genetically modified crop when he tried to clear the field where it was growing by
using the Monsanto herbicide Roundup. To his amazement, the plants simply refused to die.
Now this isn't supposed to happen. Monsanto claims they stopped production and distribution of that particular wheat back in 2004 due to low demand.
Not only that, but with the growing number of countries who are banning GMO crops, specifically Monsanto ones, is getting larger.
Is it shocking to anybody however that GMO's are perhaps, beginning to get out of hand? What happens when invasive species of food start popping up
in various parts of the country? What happens if one of those starts to effect soil quality?
What does the bread basket do then?
In short, the agri-business colossus sounds as mystified as everyone else as to how a strain of wheat that was supposed to be completely
eradicated in 2004 has spontaneously come back to life in an Oregon field.
Maybe it's because large, multinational companies don't give a damn about the side effects of their behavior?
Maybe it's that because any fear of their product being bad for you, effectively kills their business, they choose to hide things from us and then act
'surprised' when we find out?
Everybody here knows I think Monsanto is part of a death cult in regards to food, so I am quite biased when it comes to this topic. As is my opinion
of GMO foods in general, although lately I was made aware of the benefits of GMO's if done properly and with good intent.
What are your thoughts ATS?
Are we paying enough attention to GMO's, or is this an industry that we've let grow out of control by lack of oversight?
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