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FDN! Responds to the Discovery of Unapproved Genetically-Modified Monsanto Wheat in an Oregon Field

"As long as genetically engineered crops remain unregulated and unlabeled the American people and citizens around the world will continue to protest Monsanto and their rogue business practices."

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(PORTLAND, OR) - Statement by Dave Murphy, executive director of Food Democracy Now!, a grassroots movement of more than 650,000 farmers and citizens reacts to the news that unapproved genetically-engineered Monsanto wheat has been found in a field in Oregon:

“The discovery of Monsanto's patented genes from a variety unapproved genetically engineered wheat in a Oregon farmer's field is deeply disturbing to America's wheat farmers. The USDA's announcement of unapproved GMO wheat in U.S. fields is a major threat to the $8 billion wheat export market and undermines the faith of America's crops globally and the economic livelihoods of U.S. wheat farmers.

The continued genetic contamination of organic and non-GMO farmers fields is another sign of how Monsanto's flawed technology continues to negatively impact family farmers and our food supply. Monsanto's GMO wheat has never been approved for use in the United States and has not be approved for planting in the U.S. since 2004. As long as genetically engineered crops remain unregulated and unlabeled the American people and citizens around the world will continue to protest Monsanto and their rogue business practices.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/30/business/energy-environment/genetically-engineered-wheat-found-in-oregon-field.html?_r=1&


Food Democracy Now! is a grassroots movement of more than 650,000 farmers and citizens dedicated to building a sustainable food system that protects our natural environment, sustains farmers and nourishes families.

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pinkfloyd May 31, 2013 11:46 am (Pacific time)

south korea suspends wheat imports.. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-05-31/south-korea-latest-suspend-us-wheat-imports-aftermath-monsanto-rogue-wheat-discovery


pinkfloyd May 31, 2013 10:00 am (Pacific time)

Japan, one of the biggest importer of northwest wheat is now NOT accepting northwest wheat imports with many other countries to follow.
California, Oregon and Washington will be highly affected. http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2021091091_gmowheat31xml.html
On another note, a beekeeper who spent 15 years experimenting why the bees are dieing, had all his "free of GMO bees/resistant to GMO", confiscated by the federal government, and destroyed. 15 years of research gone. No bees for pollination, and no countries accepting GMO food. Sounds like a great deal for the U.S. doesnt it?
I feel badly for wheat farmers, this will probably destroy them. I only grow hay, hopefully they wont GMO hay, but my neighbor, one of the coolest I have met, and farming all his life, will probably lose his shirt. pisses me off. Monsanto has to be the most evil corporation on the planet, and obama makes former monsanto CEO, his food safety czar...I am truly living in the twilight zone.


pinkfloyd May 30, 2013 8:33 pm (Pacific time)

you must of read my post from earlier. Here is better information...http://www.naturalnews.com/040541_GMO_genetic_pollution_GE_wheat.html on a side note, as much as I despise mcshame, I never read about democrats, especially obama doing even worse things than mcshame on this website...just saying. its ok if a democrat commits genocide? Sure seems so these days.

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