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Wheat Seed Stocks Appear Safe
Greg D. Horstmeier DTN Editor-in-Chief
Wed Jun 5, 2013 01:08 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- While Monsanto officials still do not know how glyphosate-tolerant wheat plants appeared in a fallow Oregon wheat field last month, the company has tested the parent seed of the wheat varieties planted in that field in 2011 and tested parent seed representing some 60% of the varieties used in that region and found no evidence of contamination by the unapproved genetically-engineered trait for glyphosate resistance.

Robb Fraley, chief technology officer for Monsanto, said in a news conference that since the company was told of the wheat plant discovery, it has been testing seed stocks of much of ...

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