Natural News: GM wheat in Oregon means “Genetic Apocalypse” is here

| | May 31, 2013
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The genetic apocalypse we’ve been warning about for years may have already begun. The USDA just announced they found a significant amount of genetically engineered wheat growing in farm fields in Oregon.

Why is this a big deal? Because GE wheat has never been approved for commercialization or sale. These strains of GE wheat escaped from GMO field experiments conducted across 16 states by Monsanto from 1998 to 2005. As the USDA states, “Further testing by USDA laboratories indicates the presence of the same GE glyphosate-resistant wheat variety that Monsanto was authorized to field test in 16 states from 1998 to 2005.”

Related article:  EFSA head: Debate over banning glyphosate not about science, herbicide's safety

Read the full story here: GMO genetic pollution alert: Genetically engineered wheat escapes experimental fields planted across 16 states

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