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GE Wheat 'Suspicious'
Greg D. Horstmeier DTN Editor-in-Chief
Fri Jun 21, 2013 05:08 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Monsanto executives strongly suggested someone intentionally spread unapproved genetically-engineered wheat seeds in a field in Oregon. Company spokespersons also made it clear they were trying to reassure the areas' wheat farmers, who are preparing to plant the 2014 winter wheat crop, that 2013 seed supplies are free of the unapproved MON71800 event reportedly found in that fallow Oregon wheat field.

Company officials updated reporters via a June 21 conference call. Robb Fraley, chief technology officer for the biotech company, said the number of GE plants found, and the pattern they were found in, did not appear to ...

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