Unapproved Monsanto crop found growing in Oregon

I have privately been warning clients that although I had no proof of it, I felt certain some kind of genetically engineered wheat was already growing in the US. Let’s hope it’s not the one they’re trying to get into Australia — the one that just turns random genes off or on at unpredictable, unnatural times. The one that could potentially kill you at some random moment by shutting down important DNA functions or ramping up growth hormones for things like cancer. You know … that one. Perfectly safe to grow until proven otherwise according to the Monsanto Protection Act, right?

Anyway, this little tidbit on Lucas’ blog came as a strong affirmation of that icky feeling I’ve had.

Ohhh, Monsanto! You are so busted. Here’s the deal … as someone who’s actively trying to work with an incredibly wild yard to turn it into some combination of a French Garden, permaculture heaven on Earth … in the middle of a run down neighborhood, with thousands of weeds, pretty much everywhere, I’ve learned a few things:

Once I’ve identified a weed that I don’t want to eat, a weed that really doesn’t serve any cooperative purpose in this quite daunting creation process, I can spot that weed from very far away. This past winter, some weird things happened with my vision to the point that I had almost zero long distance sight for awhile. That’s no longer a problem. I can spot those unwanted, destructive weeds from a half acre away, no matter how tiny. It’s like I hone in on their energy and silhouette and boom! They are coming out by the root.

Guess what, Monsanto? You’re the invasive, unwanted (according to six continents and over two million marchers just this past weekend) weed. There are good weeds, like nettles, dandelions, burdock –weeds that boast superior nutrition and soil benefits. You’re not one of them. You’re just a mutant freakshow trying to take over our planet. Well, we’re onto you now. We can spot you from a mile away. We know your tricks, and we don’t need your crappy toxic Roundup to get rid of you. We will pull you out by the roots and destroy your sicko, life-corrupting seeds.

There are millions of us watching, pulling, yanking you out of our lives, and so help us, Gaia, we will free ourselves from you and your toxic sludge, and we will “get ourselves back to the Garden,” even if it takes every last farmer and consumer to have the vigilance to eradicate you and then plant and nurture those things that we prefer. Expect more of these revelations as more and more people develop “the eye” to weed out Monsanto and all the other GMO companies from this planet.

Here’s the article:

Don't Eat Wheat

Unapproved Monsanto crop found growing in Oregon
via http://www.facebook.com/Citizens.Action.Network

A genetically-modified strain of wheat that was never approved by the United States Department of Agriculture as been discovered growing in Oregon, triggering a federal probe that is now spanning several states.

Investigators with the USDA want to know why the GMO crop, made by biotech company Monsanto but never approved for use, sprouted up in a field in the Pacific Northwest.

America’s wheat trade could be jeopardized if concerns grow among foreign consumers already weary of genetically engineered and modified organisms. Several countries across the European Union have banned the cultivation of GMO crops, and last weekend anti-Monsanto demonstrations were attended by millions of protesters on six continents.

The USDA has yet to approve any GMO strain of wheat to be grown in the US, but Monsanto field tested a genetically engineered variety from 1998 through 2005 before withdrawing their application from the agency’s regulatory approval process.

The wheat, resistant to Monsanto’s patented pesticide Roundup, is one of many GMO crops in the company’s line of “Roundup Ready” products. After a farmer in Oregon noticed that wheat plants on his property were still growing despite dousing his field with the pesticide, he alerted Michael Firko, the deputy administrator of the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday.

“We are taking this very seriously,” Firko said. “We have a very active investigation going on in several states in the western US.”

According to a 2003 article in the Billings, Montana Gazette, Monsanto pledged that its GMO wheat crop resistant to strong pesticides would not be introduced commercially until proven complete safe and approved in the US, Canada and Japan.

“We have to prove the safety of the gene, the food, the animal feed and the environment. That it is as safe as unmodified varieties and (nutritionally) is substantially equivalent to commercial varieties,” Monsanto’s then director of industry affairs, Michael Doane, told the Gazette at the time.

So far, the USDA has determined that the wheat crop in question was the same variety tested by Monsanto up until eight years ago. The US Food and Drug Administration found no safety concerns with the crop after completing a test in 2004, but Monsanto suspended plans to follow through with the product the following year without receiving the USDA’s stamp of approval.

Despite growing criticism from agriculturalists, environmentalists and consumers over potential health risks, Monsanto continues to attest that GMOs could change the world’s food landscape for the better.

“There is space in the supermarket shelf for all of us,” Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant told a reporter for Bloomberg earlier this month.

USDA Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse confirmed to Agri-Pulse that state agriculture directors in Oregon, Washington and Idaho are now coordinating a multi-state investigation, and foreign trade representatives in Canada, Mexico and Asia have been contacted.

“Hopefully our trading partners will be very understanding,” Scuse said, emphasizing “this is not a food or feed issue.”

Original article : http://www.rt.com/usa/growing-oregon-wheat-monsanto-968

UPDATE: Check out this video from the UK showing that Kraft Mac n Cheese is labeled as containing geneticaly modified wheat, keeping in mind that GMO wheat is illegal in the US and that Kraft is a US company:

5 responses to this post.

  1. Not good news. The situation is out of control, literally.

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  2. Yeah, but part of the reason it’s showing up so much is because people ARE waking up enough to recognize it. Time will tell. I, for one, am determined to beat the odds and transcend and transmute rather than accept and mutate. We can do this! Our yard has, ironically, given me a great deal of courage regarding Monsanto. The good news is that Nature and all the Nature Spirits want these monstrosities OUT as well. We have help.

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  3. shiftfrequency.com/mike-adams-gmo-genetic-pollution-alert-genetically-engineered-wheat-escapes-experimental-fields-planted-across-16-states/

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  4. Posted by Mary on May 30, 2013 at 10:50 pm

    This was reported on Bob Rivers this morning. Glad to see it getting airtime!

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  5. […] see this in Oregon where the illegal GMO wheat crops have been found growing in fields where they were not intentionally planted (at least not by the farmers themselves). Meanwhile, […]

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