Monday, September 29, 2014

GMO wheat found in Montana

The United States Department of Agriculture says it has found a second case of genetically-modified wheat growing where it ought not be.

This time it’s on a university research plot where genetically-modified wheat was test grown more than a decade ago.

The first time it was on about 100 acres in Oregon and the discovery prompted some countries to temporarily ban wheat imports from the United States.

The herbicide-resistant wheat was found on one to three acres at a university research centre in Huntley, Montana, where GMO wheat was legally tested by Monsanto 11 years ago.

The plants in Oregon were found in a field that had never conducted such tests, prompting questions about how it got there.