- The Agriculture Department announced Wednesday that an Oregon farmer found a strain of unapproved genetically engineered wheat in his field, the Associated Press reports.
- The USDA identified the strain of wheat as one that was legally tested by Monsanto but never approved.
- The USDA is now investigating how the wheat ended up in the field where it was found.
From the article:
... The discovery could have far-reaching implications for the U.S. wheat industry if the growth of the engineered product turns out to be widespread. Many countries around the world will not accept imports of genetically modified foods, and organic foods sold in the United States cannot be engineered by law. ...