Skip to comments.Unapproved genetically modified wheat from Monsanto found in Oregon field
Posted on 05/30/2013 8:00:45 PM PDT by Ron C.
Japan, the largest market for U.S. wheat exports, suspended imports from the United States and canceled a major purchase of white wheat on Thursday after the recent discovery of unapproved genetically modified wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon.
How the altered crop made its way to the Oregon field remains a mystery. The strain was developed by Monsanto to make wheat resistant to the companys own industry-leading weed killer. Monsanto tested the type of altered seed in more than a dozen states, including Oregon, between 1994 and 2005, but it was never approved for commercial use.
Yet the Agriculture Department reported that recent tests identified the strain after an Oregon farmer trying to clear a field sprayed Monsantos herbicide, Roundup, and found that the wheat could not be killed.
The report rattled U.S. wheat markets. In addition to Japans action, the European Union, which imports more than 1 million tons of U.S. wheat a year, said that it was following developments to ensure E.U. zero-tolerance policy is implemented. It asked Monsanto to help detection efforts in Europe.
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And rip gut, and cheat grass, and especially Ehrharta erecta...
This is bad.
Called zoonosis. Jumping species.
GMO seed is done by gene modification in the lab.
Previous strains of seed were developed by natural selection and cross breeding. Not Genetically Modified in the lab.
Very Very few wheat varieties are GMO.
Wheat is largely self pollinating and is wind pollinated.
I hope to harvest the first of our wheat seed crop beginning tomorrow. Worked on the combine for the past 2 days getting ready.
Monsanto fed my family for 30 years and my brother continues to work there off and on. It is a great company that is remarkably innovative.
It’s a weed when it goes when it isn’t wanted. Wheat is no politer than crabgrass.
So what we are dealing with is a food product saturated with a poison chemical. Is this the issue?
Hybridization is one thing Cook County..
bastardization is a whole ‘mother issue.
Ah, the Monsantroll
Like most human endeavors, the Monsanto Corp., has become a gov’t entity. Gifted by purpose, while fully denigrating, the same. There is absolutely no way to avoid/absolve the evil, you pretend, to not be invested with, by your life.
Remember how in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s the medical field declared microbes ‘conquered’ via antibiotics?
Guess what happened next?
Get ready for roundup resistant weeds and other happy consequences.
The long term effects of human exposure to roundup aren’t really known either. When you eat GMO soy and sugar you’re ingesting roundup with every bite as well.
I always ask about quantities when someone complains about poison. If you breathe too much dihydrogen monoxide, you will die too.
roundup... so that’s why i keep wanting to yeehaw after my corn flakes
Wow. Did you read that out of a Monsanto advertisement? That is a specious claim at best.
Look, I dislike greenie anticapitalist hippies as much as the next guy, but once in a blue moon they are right. And I'd rather not eat food that has had its genetic structure interfered with by short-sighted experimenters. I have no problem with natural hybridization, but splicing in genetic parts from foreign organisms is the biological equivalent of saying, "hold my beer and watch me do something really cool!" Nobody knows what genetic repercussions will manifest over the next 20-100 generations of these plants and how it might spread to similar plants, which could touch off other unforseen repercussions.
>> “So what we are dealing with is a food product saturated with a poison chemical. Is this the issue?” <<
A small part of the problem.
Thje main part is that the unnatural nucleotides from GMO crops are destructive to all life.
One of the issues. There ARE no long term studies on the safety of consuming food containing roundup. Or Bt toxin that’s in GMO corn. 90 day studies are all that’s done.
If I *trusted* the CDC and FDA not to be completely bought off and have their fingers in giant corruption cookie jars I might trust it. However, given all the *other* corrupt government organizations that level of trust just isn’t there for me.
My kids aren’t allowed to have GMO food. At all. If the GMO supporters love it so much let their kids eat it.
‘scuse me, are you a troll ? You sound just like one ~
(btw have you heard of the THOUSANDS of farmers in India who commit suicide after trying planting with gmo’s ~
((that is just ONE anecdote of the horrors from gmo’s
I’m sure lots of nice people had enjoyable jobs at IG Farben.
A family members guy friend is really into horticulture and just finished planting a garden for the family over the week-end. I noted the tomatoes etc. had all these fancy names and he mentioned many of them were genetically modified...and that many seeds and foods are today.
Forgive my ignorance on this, but it seems I should be informed of this by the looks of this thread.
Thanks for the link. I’ll read it, see what it tells me.