GMO Wheat: Unapproved GMO Wheat Found in Oregon, Other States Possible
If you’re a farmer or know one that grows wheat, you need to have your crops tested as to whether they’ve been cross-contaminated. If you have some of your seed left from planting this year’s crop, have it tested.
Monsanto bullies farmers who experience cross contamination, when Monsanto patented seeds spread to non-GMO crops, with litigation. They are the legal bully of all bullies. For more see Seed Giants v. U. S. Farmers report.
If Monsanto or its agents come to you asking you (or threatening you if you don’t) to plant their seeds and use their Round-up (glyophosate) at low costs (remember this is initially but is not long term), do not sign that agreement without getting skilled, independent counsel, who is knowledgable in agricultural law and litigation.
Why? Because these seeds apparently were not government approved but were experiments. As such it may turn out Monsanto violated the law. Also, Monsanto appears negligent in containing their experiment. They are responsible for the cross-contamination unless the government exempted them from liability (which is unlikely with an experiment).
Wheat farmers are going to take a financial beating for this cross-contamination this year as contaminated exports are already starting to get rejected.
If a farmer signs any Monsanto agreement on seeds, etc., trust me, in that agreement you will waive your rights to sue for damages plus that agreement will shift the litigation damages and expenses to you. The later is standard protoccol in their patented seed agreements.
Instead, farmers should see whether their crops have been contaminated, and if so, document their damages, and get legal counsel.
Farmers might want to contact the Center For Food Safety’s in-house counsel and Executive Director, Andrew Kimball, for a referral to an independent, seasoned agricultural law attorney. The Center for Food Safety’s phone number is (202) 547-9359.
I suspect a mother of all class action lawsuits awaits Monsanto. This is one the farmers should address in the courts so they can be fairly compensated.
–No Name Attorney
GMO genetic pollution alert: Genetically engineered wheat escapes experimental fields planted across 16 states
(NaturalNews) The genetic apocalypse we’ve been warning about for years may have already begun. The USDA just announced they found a significant amount of genetically engineered wheat growing in farm fields in Oregon. As the USDA announced yesterday, “…test results of plant samples from an Oregon farm indicate the presence of genetically engineered (GE) glyphosate-resistant wheat plants.”Why is this a big deal? Because GE wheat has never been approved for commercialization or sale. These strains of GE wheat escaped from GMO field experiments conducted across 16 states by Monsanto from 1998 to 2005. As the USDA states, “Further testing by USDA laboratories indicates the presence of the same GE glyphosate-resistant wheat variety that Monsanto was authorized to field test in 16 states from 1998 to 2005.”And that means genetic pollution is already out of control. The GE wheat for which Monsanto claims patent ownership is now invading farms that never planted GE wheat.