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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.
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.
Published on Jun 1, 2013 (Truthstream Media.com) Is there more genetically modified wheat in the U.S. food supply than what we've been told about? After it came to light last week that unapproved, illegal genetically modified wheat from Monsanto had been found growing in a farmer's field in Oregon (truthstreammedia.com...), Japan and South Korea have halted U.S. imports. The Monsanto wheat had been field tested between 1998 and 2005, but Monsanto pulled it when an international outcry arose and many of the biggest wheat importing countries proclaimed they would not buy the biotech giant's GMO strain. Now, a disturbing YouTube video has surfaced from FoodBabe.com sent in from the U.K. showing a box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese imported from the U.S. with a label declaring the product is "made from genetically modified wheat" (foodbabe.com...). With the devastating prevalence of digestive issues and food allergies such as gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease among others proliferating all across America, the implication that illegal GMO wheat is not only turning up randomly in farmers' fields years after Monsanto supposedly stopped testing it, but that unapproved GMO wheat is actually known to be *present* in American processed food products and openly announced in other countries is downright disgusting and disturbing. Even in a best case scenario that the distributor assumed the mac and cheese had genetically modified wheat in it and just slapped a label on to cover the company's butt, it's still a sad testament to the fact that none of this manufactured food can really be trusted. Unfortunately, the odds that this label is telling the truth are pretty high all facts about biotech considered. Although Monsanto claims this is the first time it's GMO wheat strain has turned up in the near decade following its field tests, the wheat had been planted in 16 states and multiple other countries, so there's little reason to trust this is merely an isolated incident.
Originally posted by Dragoon01
You do realize that all grains are genetically modified dont you?
The "natural" wheat that you eat today is nothing like the ancient wheat that was consumed by people 5000 years ago. Natural selection, or simple human selection of the most abundant plants from the bunch is Genetic Modification.
In all seriousness I get the point of people being against the hybridization of food plants with unnatural genetic strains. Thats a little scary, but in reality this is less about the purity of the food crops and more about anti-corporation political agenda.
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?
Originally posted by ABNARTY
How about this: In the first X-Files movie weren't they using a secluded agricultural site to further the "agenda"?