Monsanto: sudden appearance of GE wheat event ‘suspicious’

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Jun 25, 2013

Following the discovery of genetically engineered wheat in Oregon last month, Monsanto has now tested 35,000 samples of wheat grown in the region and found no detectible presence of GE wheat or what the company calls the CP4 event in any of those samples. Washington State University and USDA have reported similar results. Those findings and the non-uniform manner in which the wheat appeared have led some at Monsanto to believe the Roundup Ready wheat may have been planted by persons unknown. Monsanto’s Robert Fraley discussed the company’s findings in a news conference with reporters on June 21.


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