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Unwelcome GMO Wheat Plant Found On Farm

We need to stop GMO all over the world.  I don’t believe you can isolate the location of a GMO or any crop even if you wanted to due to wind, rain and pollination. GMO wheat plants were found on an Oregon farmer’s land that he did not plant.  Many countries oppose GMO crops.  I believe if we allow GMO farming in our country, it will hurt our economy.

Read this article by Agriculture Correspondent Dan Charles of NPR:

 

Genetically modified wheat has been discovered growing in a field in Oregon. GMO wheat is not approved for sale in the U.S. Above, a wheat field in Arkansas.

Genetically modified wheat has been discovered growing in a field in Oregon. GMO wheat is not approved for sale in the U.S. Above, a wheat field in Arkansas.

Danny Johnston/AP

A farmer in Oregon has found some genetically engineered wheat growing on his land. It’s an unwelcome surprise, because this type of wheat has never been approved for commercial planting.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it’s , trying to find out how this wheat got there. The USDA says there’s no risk to public health, but wheat are worried about how their customers in Asia and Europe will react.

In fact, worry about export markets is the main reason why genetically engineered wheat isn’t on the market in the first place.

The biotech company Monsanto did create varieties of wheat that tolerate the weedkiller glyphosate, or Roundup — just as it created “Roundup Ready” corn, soybeans, cotton and canola. It also carried out field trials of this wheat in 16 different states.

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