Monsanto GM wheat contamination puts America’s wheat exports in crisis

Monsanto GM wheat contamination puts America’s wheat exports in crisis

(From NaturalNews.com)

The recent surprise discovery of illegal Monsanto “Frankenwheat” growing in farm fields in eastern Oregon is just the tip of the iceberg as far as contamination is concerned, says a prominent research scientist.

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(From NaturalNews.com)

The recent surprise discovery of illegal Monsanto “Frankenwheat” growing in farm fields in eastern Oregon is just the tip of the iceberg as far as contamination is concerned, says a prominent research scientist. According to Dr. Doug Gurian-Sherman from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), illegal genetically-modified (GM) wheat has more than likely already spread to many other parts of the U.S. besides Oregon, which means that it may have also contaminated the greater food supply as well.

Because of its ability to self-pollinate, wheat is considered a volatile crop with a strong tendency towards spreading its genes indiscriminately. With this in mind, it is clear that Monsanto’s open air field trials of GM wheat that took place back in the late 1990s and early 2000s spurred cross-contamination with nearby conventional wheat crops, which in turn unleashed Monsanto’s patented Frankenwheat genes into the wild where they…

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