"Monsanto: Modified Wheat 'Isolated Occurrence'"

"PORTLAND -- A genetically modified test strain of wheat that emerged to the surprise of an Oregon farmer last month was likely the result of an accident or deliberate mixing of seeds, the company that developed it said Wednesday."

"Representatives for Monsanto Co. said during a conference call Wednesday that the emergence of the genetically modified strain was an isolated occurrence. It has tested the original wheat stock and found it clean, the company said.

Sabotage is a possibility, said Robb Fraley, Monsanto chief technology officer."

Nigel Duara reports for the Associated Press June 5, 2013.


"Scientists Unswayed by Monsanto Findings on Rogue Wheat" (Bloomberg)

"Monsanto Testing New GM Wheat After 8-Year Freeze" (AFP)

"Renegade GM Wheat Confined To Single Oregon Field Says Agriculture Secretary" (Guardian)

"Genetically Altered Wheat in Oregon Comes as No Surprise" (New York Times)

"South Korea Finds No GM Wheat in Oregon Imports, But Tests Ongoing" (Reuters)

"A Suspect Food Warning in Britain Spreads an Alarm" (New York Times)

Source: AP, 06/06/2013