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GMOs Infiltrate Oregon Wheat Crops

on May 29 | in Real Food | by | with 11 Comments

Non-Approved Genetically Modified Wheat Found In Oregon Field-2

Would You Like A Little DDT With Your Breakfast Cereal?

We’ve heard it before. Agent Orange is “essentially so safe you can drink it,” the increased IGF-1 levels in rGBH-treated milk are perfectly safe, too, and DDT goes great with your favorite Honey Nut O’s: (Seriously, watch the video below)

And of course, genetically modified foods have never been shown to be harmful to humans. Nevermind that there have been NO HUMAN SAFETY STUDIES, the company that brought of all of these “miracles” wants us to believe that they’re simply on a benevolent mission to feed the world. Considering that the “food” is officially classified as a pesticide, I hope you forgive my skepticism about their latest reassurance.

Today the USDA and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) confirmed that unapproved GMO wheat has been found in an Oregon wheat field. The extent of the contamination is currently unknown, but we do know that the GMO strain can be traced back to Monsanto.

The tests confirmed that the plants were a strain developed by Monsanto to resist its Roundup Ready herbicides and were tested between 1998 and 2005. At the time Monsanto had applied to USDA for permission to develop the engineered wheat, but the company later pulled its application.

The Agriculture Department said that during that seven-year period, it authorized more than 100 field tests with the same glyphosate-resistant wheat variety. Tests were conducted in in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming.” says Huff Post Green.

No worries, though, Monsanto says there are no “safety concerns associated with the presence of the Roundup Ready gene if it is found to be present in wheat.” (source) I feel so reassured, don’t you?

This finding could have huge implications for wheat exports due to the number of nations who have rejected genetically modified foods.

Biotech Poised To Contaminate More Of Your Fave Foods

Unfortunately, thanks to the so-called “Monsanto Protection Act,” the USDA is now required to ignore court orders and allow biotech companies to plant GMO test crops at will. This measure, of course, blatantly disgregards evidence that such “test fields” have the potential to severely contaminate the food supply.

That’s right, this is no isolated incident. In 2006, a few “carefully controlled” Bayer test fields contaminated more than 30% of all the long-grain rice in the U.S. with an GMO variety not approved for human consumption. There’s actually an entire registry devoted to documenting illegal GMO plantings and contamination incidents around the world.

Non-Approved Genetically Modified Wheat Found In Oregon Field

Are You Okay With This? NO?!?!?

Well then, I should probably tell you that Congress is considering a bill that could take away states’ rights to label GMO’s. That’s right, ANOTHER piece of legislation that favors biotech firms over consumers. You see, states aren’t quite as enthusiastic about biotech companies as the federal government seems to be, and some have come up with the novel notion that consumers have a right to know what they’re eating. (Ironically, the federal government requires that manufacturers tell us exactly what’s in our mattresses, but pesticide-as-food does not seem to be a sticking point for them).

GMO labeling bills recently cleared hurdles in Vermont, Maine and Connecticut. In response, on Wednesday May 15th Congress passed the King Amendment, which is:

a measure some say could take away states’ rights to label genetically modified organisms. If passed by the Senate, the King Amendment would take away states’ rights to ‘pass laws governing the production or manufacture of any agricultural product, including food and animals raised for food, that is involved in interstate commerce.’

~ Organic Consumers Association

Tell Congress States Should Be Able To Label GMO’s

If you want them to reject the King Amendment and any other rider or amendment to the Farm Bill that would take away states’ rights to label GMOs, please let them know!

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men do nothing. – Edmund Burke

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11 Responses to GMOs Infiltrate Oregon Wheat Crops

  1. Esther says:

    Oh my goodness, that video is shocking! I can’t believe he ate it after spraying it with SO much DDT! I hate all this GMO garbage. In Canada they’re trying to make alfalfa GMO and that will pretty much contaminate everything.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/story/2013/04/09/wdr-alfalfa-protest.html

  2. Rachel says:

    Ugh! How ridiculous to try to limit states’ rights. Wrote my congressman!

  3. Kara says:

    Thank you for this post! That video is pretty eye opening. Will contact my representatives.

  4. Leah G says:

    So glad you reported on this. I sent it to everyone when I read it in mainstream news yesterday. I have a feeling we have all been eating GMO wheat for a while. No worries we are the test lab. skepticism for sure.My Husband and I were on the phone with several senators offices yesterday regarding the Monsanto 71 and its amazing what comes from the mouths of their secretaries. Here is another great list of the bought and paid for http://www.infowars.com/extensive-list-of-politicians-paid-off-by-monsanto/

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  6. Kristie says:

    Yeah Agent Orange is safe my @$$…you can tell that to my uncle who got lymphoma from it in Vietnam. Thankfully he is in remission, but cancer none the less!

  7. Angie says:

    Wow that was horrible to watch that guy eat so much DDT!

    But wait a minute on the King Amendment–
    ‘pass laws governing the production or manufacture of any agricultural product, including food and animals raised for food, that is involved in interstate commerce.’

    Couldn’t that language somehow be used to allow interstate sales of raw milk or value-added raw milk products?

  8. Taylor says:

    It’d be interesting to research that guy from the video and see if he suffered any ill effects from consuming the DDT… yuck.

  9. Jessica Warner says:

    Wow! I wonder what happened to that guy who ate all the DDT?

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