GM wheat growing on a farm in Oregon: So what?

The following is an edited excerpt.

It’s no big deal because the answer is that it is as at least as safe to people and the environment as conventional or organic wheat. The notion that conventional wheat or organic wheat could be somehow dangerously contaminated by any amount – much less the tiny amount possibly at issue here – of this variety of herbicide resistant wheat is scientific nonsense.

So why the question?

Naturally, the discovery of GE wheat is being denounced by anti-biotech activist groups.  The anti-biotech activists in the environmentalist movement will be chiefly to blame if some countries ban American wheat imports. After all, thanks to tireless activism, several countries banned the import of American rice over a similar fake furor back in 2006.

Read the full story here: So What If Unregulated Genetically Engineered Wheat Is Found Growing on a Farm in Oregon?

 

 

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