Genetically Modified Wheat Found in Oregon

wheat fieldThe US Department of Agriculture (USDA) earlier this year announced the discovery of what appears to be volunteer genetically modified wheat growing on an Oregon farm. The USDA confirmed that the wheat is glyphosate-resistant (Roundup Ready) wheat, a Roundup Ready wheat that Monsanta tested in several states from 1998 to 2005 before discontinuing the program in 2005. An update concerning this issue on the Monsanto corporate blog, Beyond the Rows. The blog also includes links to official statements from the USDA and Monsanto.