Cornucopia’s Take: Monsanto keeps its GMO test plots secret, but the wheat has escaped for the third time, contaminating a farmer’s field. This is especially egregious given Monsanto’s litigation against farmers whose fields have been contaminated with their approved seeds.

USDA confirms unapproved GMO wheat found in Washington state
by Karl Plume

Source: George Allen

Genetically modified wheat developed by Monsanto Co, and never approved by federal regulators, has been found growing in a Washington state farm field, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Friday.

The discovery of 22 unapproved genetically modified (GMO) wheat plants has prompted an investigation by federal and state investigators – the third such discovery in three years.

A farmer found the GMO wheat in a field that has not been planted since 2015. The plants had been identified as being one of Monsanto’s experimental varieties “a few weeks ago,” a spokesman from the Washington State Department of Agriculture said.

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