Dr Robb Fraley Discusses GM wheat

Monsanto Co.  is considering sabotage as a possible cause of the finding of unapproved genetically modified wheat in an Oregon field and that its testing reaffirms the incident is isolated.

The presence of genetically modified wheat in the eastern Oregon field, announced last week by the USDA, is likely due to the “accidental or purposeful mixing of seed” that was planted in the field, said Robb Fraley, Monsanto’s chief technology officer. Mr. Fraley wouldn’t rule out the possibility of sabotage in a conference call with reporters.

The USDA’s announcement last week has threatened to upend the wheat market and prompted Asian countries, including Japan and South Korea, to halt wheat shipments from the U.S. while they await further testing.

Monsanto has established this site as a resource for those interested in learning about ongoing developments related to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investigation on the reported detection of Roundup Ready Wheat by one farmer in one field in Oregon. This section provides Monsanto’s history with GM wheat; answers to questions you may have; and additional resources.

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