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"Monsanto knew, or should have known, that the existence of genetically-engineered wheat – commingled with the general wheat supply – would cause significant disruptions in the wheat export market, and that such a situation could involve huge disruptions in the wheat trade while imposing additional costs on U.S. wheat farmers and specifically Pacific Northwest soft white wheat farmers. These costs eventually would detrimentally impact worldwide prices for Pacific Northwest soft white wheat, causing significant financial damage to wheat farmers," attorney Benjamin Schwartzman wrote in the lawsuit. GMO Wheat Lawsuit
The seed storage at Fort Collins received 43 physical containers of Monsanto's wheat that contained more than 1,000 unique varieties, documents reveal.
Some of the wheat was also stored at Monsanto’s facilities in St. Louis, Missouri.
The USDA is currently trying to confirm that all Monsanto seeds were accounted for and destroyed as the company reports.