Monsanto Blowback: GMOs found in non-GMO wheat, “threatening the outlook for U.S. exports of the world’s biggest traded food commodity”

picture-193-100x100-1If the May 25th global March Against Monsanto (on the third and final eclipse date of this spring’s massive eclipse season) was the opening volley of the dismantling of Monsanto, let’s hope that this news, first published on May 13, but now more widely disseminated, that American supposedly non-GMO wheat is contaminated, will prove to be Monsanto’s Waterloo.

Also see where Hungary has destroyed all GMO corn fields.

Oh yeah, and check the graphic I tacked on at the end, showing various evil stuff Monsanto has been involved in since World War iI. Thanks to elephant-journal.

May 31, 2013

by Anna Edwards

earth-heal.com via philosophers-stone

America facing wheat export crisis as Europe and Japan lead the way in rejecting genetically modified crops

– EU will test incoming shipments after GM crops discovered in Oregon

– Japan cancels tender offer to buy U.S western white wheat

– No GM wheat varieties are approved for general planting in U.S

Unapproved genetically modified wheat has been discovered growing in the United States.

The revelation is threatening the outlook for U.S. exports of the world’s biggest traded food commodity, with importers keenly aware of consumer sensitivity to gene-altered food.

The European Union is preparing to test incoming shipments, and will block any containing GM wheat. Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures fell 0.5 percent on Thursday.

USDA officials said that when a farmer sprayed the so-called ‘volunteer’ plants (not pictured) with a glyphosate herbicide, some of them unexpectedly survived

USDA officials said that when a farmer sprayed the so-called ‘volunteer’ plants (not pictured) with a glyphosate herbicide, some of them unexpectedly survived

Major importer Japan has cancelled a tender offer to buy U.S. western white wheat, while other top Asian wheat importers South Korea, China and the Philippines said they were closely monitoring the situation.

‘We will refrain from buying western white and feed wheat effective today,’ Toru Hisadome, a Japanese farm ministry official in charge of wheat trading said.

GM wheat was discovered this spring on a farm in the west coast state of Oregon, in a field that grew winter wheat in 2012.

USDA officials said yesterday that when a farmer sprayed the so-called ‘volunteer’ plants with a glyphosate herbicide, some of them unexpectedly survived.

Major importer Japan has cancelled a tender offer to buy U.S. western white wheat, while other top Asian wheat importers South Korea, China and the Philippines said they were closely monitoring the situation.


With high consumer wariness to genetically-modified food, few countries allow imports of such cereals for direct human consumption

Scientists found the wheat was a strain field-tested from 1998 to 2005 and deemed safe before St. Louis-based biotech giant Monsanto withdrew it from the regulatory approval process on worldwide opposition to genetically engineered wheat.

No GM wheat varieties are approved for general planting in the U.S. or elsewhere, the USDA said.

The EU has asked Monsanto for a detection method to allow its controls to be carried out.

With high consumer wariness to genetically-modified food, few countries allow imports of such cereals for direct human consumption. However, the bulk of U.S. corn and soybean crops are genetically modified.

With high consumer wariness to genetically-modified food, few countries allow imports of such cereals for direct human consumption

The latest finding revives memories of farmers unwittingly planting genetically modified rapeseed in Europe in 2000, while in 2006 a large part of the U.S. long-grain rice crop was contaminated by an experimental strain from Bayer CropScience , prompting import bans in Europe and Japan.

The company agreed in court in 2011 to pay $750 million to growers as compensation.

Asia imports more than 40 million tonnes of wheat annually, almost a third of the global trade of 140-150 million tonnes. The bulk of the region’s supplies come from the United States, the world’s biggest exporter, and Australia, the No. 2 supplier.

The USDA said there was no sign that genetically engineered wheat had entered the commercial market, but grain traders warned the discovery could hurt export prospects for U.S. wheat.

‘Asian consumers are jittery about genetically modified food,’ said Abah Ofon, an analyst at Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore. ‘This is adding to concerns that already exist on quality and availability of food wheat globally.’

European traders said Black Sea and EU wheat was well positioned to benefit in any displaced demand for U.S. grain. But some were more pragmatic on the overall impact.

‘The market is going to need U.S. wheat, we won’t be able to do without it, so that could mean more checks and more sanitary certificates,’ one European dealer said.

‘Japan is in a position to be selective and to react sharply. It has other suppliers and the financial means to be choosy and pay more if needed. This is not necessarily the case for (top global wheat importer) Egypt which is in a difficult financial situation.’

A major flour miller in China, which has been stocking U.S. wheat in recent months, said importers will tread carefully.

China has emerged as a key buyer of U.S. wheat this year, taking around 1.5 million tonnes in the past two months.

Chinese purchases in the year to June 2014 are estimated to rise 21 percent to 3.5 million tonnes, according to the USDA, with most shipments coming from the United States, Australia and Canada.

The Philippines, which buys about 4 million tonnes of wheat a year and relies mainly on U.S. supplies, is waiting for more details before acting, an industry official in Manila said…

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