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.
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.
- Currently 95% of all soybeans and 85% of all corn contain “Round-up Ready” genes, and the lot of them occupy 90% of seed genetics in the country
- The US Federal Drug Administration shares a unique, long standing relationship with Monsanto
- Farmers are fighting back; State farmers sue Monsanto for damage to export market
- Printable List of Monsanto Owned “Food” Producers
- Another startling example of GMO going rogue: GM salmon can breed with trout and harm eco-system
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