GMO just got more complicated

GMO free certification of any kind cannot be completely reliable when genetically modified foods are being mixed into the supply chain with non-GMO.

What happened

Some illegal Monsanto genetically modified wheat was found growing on an Oregon farm

Why that’s bad

The wheat is modified to be impervious to Monsanto’s “Round-up” weed killer and it’s not approved, globally. These seeds never went into commercial production; Farmers feared the seeds would deter other countries with an aversion to GMO from importing US grown wheat (ie. Japan) – and Monsanto never sought approval to commercialize it.

Either they’ve been growing rogue on farmer’s fields for 9 years, or they’re slipping in with seeds somewhere in the supply chain. The disconcerting part is that no one has noticed for nearly a decade.



Quick Facts

[accordion] [acc title=”What is GMO?”]”A genetically modified organism “](GMO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. Organisms that have been genetically modified include micro-organisms such as bacteria and yeast, insects, plants, fish, and mammals”.

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