The USDA has now identified the unapproved rogue GMO wheat they found growing in a field in Washington State last month. MON 71800 is a strain of genetically-modified wheat made to resist Round-Up.
圆形准备好的小麦是not approved for commercial use in the US or anywhere in the world。Monsanto, the wheat’s creator, applied for USDA approval for the GMO variety back in 2002 and 2004, but abandoned the applications before the USDA could approve them.
不批准Rogue Gmo小麦植物在过去多次被发现。他们于2018年在加拿大艾伯塔省发现，2016年，2016年，蒙大拿州和俄勒冈州的2013年。俄勒冈州的俄勒冈州在一家商业领域生长，从未种植过几个亚洲国家including Japan and South Korea to temporarily ban imports of US wheat。
有趣的是，自2000年代初以来，这些领域尚未种植转基因小麦品种。Monsanto ended their development of GMO wheat back in 2004 over concern that it wouldn’t succeed in foreign markets.
Why would foreign markets reject Round-Up Ready Wheat?
Round-up’s primary ingredient, glyphosate, has been classified as a “probable carcinogen” by the World Health Organization. In fact, last month a California juryawarded more than $2 billion to a couple that argued Round-up caused their non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma。
流氓GMO cr什么样的危险呢ops present?
After the 2018 discovery of rogue GMO wheat growing in a field in Alberta, Lucy Sharratt, coordinator of the Canadian Biotechnology Action Network said “It’s a concern that the government was unable to identify the cause of this contamination. We think that in the case of genetically modified crops — where there is a serious risk of economic harm if contamination occurs — that there needs to be a ban on field testing those crops.”
2018年发现特别令人不安。不仅有转基因小麦未被种植任何地方since 2004, the closest planting had been more than 185 miles away.
After the 2013 discovery of rogue GMO wheat in a field in Oregon, one of the Oregon State University researchers who tested the wheat, Bob Zemetra, saidthere is no easy or obvious explanation for how the rogue wheat showed up where it did。“几乎所有的种子,任何程序was using it, either buried it, burned it or shipped it back to Monsanto, as part of the instructions for doing the field testing,” he said. “It was a very rigorous testing protocol.”
“I don’t know that we are ever going to get a straight answer, or a satisfactory answer, on how it got there,” Zemetra said.
This breathtaking possibility for contamination of non-GMO commercial fields hundreds of miles away and 14 years after the last trial crops had been planted is alarming to many scientists and economists.
If we can’t control the spread of GMO crops, we risk them taking over our food supply.我们冒着失去各种食物作物的多样性，帮助我们天气极端不断增长的条件— droughts and infestations aren’t likely to make our country starve at the moment. If one variety of corn can’t weather a drought, we’ll just start planting a variety of corn that does. But if all those corn varieties are gone and replaced with a single variety of GMO corn, and that GMO corn is suddenly susceptible to that drought, then we face catastrophe.
While this extreme scenario is not currently happening with GMO wheat, the rogue wheat that keeps popping up where it shouldn’tdoes leave some scientists wondering if more of our commercial wheat supply is contaminated with GMO wheat than we currently think.不幸的是，没有有效的商业测试以验证小麦是否含有生物技术综述就绪基因。
The Cost of GMO Contamination Prevention
Organic farmers are required to take measures to prevent contamination by GMO crops. One of the main requirements is maintaining a buffer zone to protect crops from chemical spray drift or cross-pollination.
所需区域的大小根据所讨论的现场的漂移风险而变化，并且因为该区域没有用任何有机作物培养，通常represents a financial loss to organic farmers。One survey conducted by The Food and Water Watch found that “the median cost of buffers due to the loss of organic premium isapproximately $2,500 per year, with several farmers reporting annual losses of over $20,000。”
一个被调查的有机农民写道，“如果[GMOS]不是这里，这不会发生。It’s their contamination that’s the problem but we have to guard against something we have no control over.“
Another complained,“I’m getting tired of maintaining these miles of buffers. How about the guy that sprays up to the fence be liable for the damage that is done?”