posted on Jun, 24 2013 @ 04:45 AM
Well peeps. It seems that Monsanto is currently claiming that the GM wheat found in an Oregon field was most likely 'sabotage'. Right...
Biotech giant Monsanto says that its unapproved experimental wheat ended up growing at an Oregon field through what most likely was an isolated
act of sabotage.
"What happened in this field... is suspicious," said Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Robb Fraley on Friday, reporting on the ongoing investigation
into the scandal.
In late May, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the discovery of bioengineered wheat, which had been made resistant to Roundup, a
Monsanto-sold pesticide. The plant was developed by Monsanto between 1998 and 2005, but was never approved and made into a commercial product.
The company has thus far failed to determine how the crop entered the environment, and insisted that all genetically modified seeds were incinerated
(Michael Doane, Monsanto's wheat industry affairs director, looks at growth in a wheat field in an undisclosed location in North Dakota in this
undated file photo. (Reuters))
So with Monsanto failing to figure out how exactly the GM managed to enter the environment. They are going to blame sabotage as that is easier than
coming up with answer wanted by many! I just wonder who they are going to pin the blame on. Anti GMO activists..? Probably...
What utter BS. I bet my last penny that they know exactly how it got there. It is obvious that not all their seeds and materials were destroyed after
completing the trials of glyphosate-resistant wheat (a GMO) in 2004..
Pffftt.. They know fine well. I am just glad that they are not blaming the farmer. Instead they are calling him a victim in the case. Hopefully this
is the only isolated case of GM contaminating farmers crops. But I have a funny feeling more may be found...