Round Up Resistant GMO Monsanto Wheat Escapes in Oregon

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mnemonic here:

update 5/31 Monsanto resumed US field testing of GMO wheat in 2011 in Hawaii and North Dakota

update 5/31 from Reuters

update 5/30  “Regional Industry Threatened” – contaminated field confirmed to be in eastern Oregon. via Corvallis Gazette- Times

update 5/30 via bloomberg

Japan Halts Some U.S. Wheat Imports on Gene-Altered Crops (1)

By Aya Takada
May 30, 2013
“Japan, Asia’s second-largest wheat buyer, suspended some imports of the grain from the U.S. after the discovery in an Oregon field of gene-altered crops developed by Monsanto Co. (MON) that never won approval for consumption.

Japan halted imports of western-white wheat and feed wheat from the U.S., and canceled a plan to buy 24,926 metric tons of western-white wheat in an import tender today, said Hiromi Iwahama, director for grain trade and operation at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.”

google news

The discovery could have far-reaching implications for the U.S. wheat industry if the growth of the engineered product turns out to be far-flung. Many countries around the world will not accept imports of genetically modified foods, and the United States exports about half of its wheat crop.

Oregon Department of Agriculture Director Katy Coba said in a statement that the discovery is “a very serious development that could have major trade ramifications.” The state exports about 90 percent of its wheat.

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