Stray Monsanto GMO Strain Causes Halt in Wheat Trade

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The European Union wants tests on some shipments from the United States. Japan and South Korea have already suspended some imports.  It's all about genetically modified wheat by Monsanto they haven't approved, but which turned up in a field in Oregon. Monsanto says it hasn't grown Roundup Ready wheat in Oregon in 12 years, so if the recent finding is determined to be valid, its presence is "very limited." Opponents of GMO's aren't buying that, and the Center for Food Safety says, "It's highly doubtful that it's just on one farm. If it's out there, it's out there." That's according to today's Washington Post in a story by Steven Mufson.




Warren Olney