(Genetically Modified Organism)
Nicknames: Fishy Bagel, Funky Bread, Rogue Oregoner
Colors: Poop Brown & Fuchsia
DNA Mix: Spring Wheat & Eel
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
Super Power: Can Escape from Any Secure Facility
GMO Wheat Isn’t Legal in the United States, So Why Are We Eating It?
American’s learned in June 2013 that even though GMO wheat is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it’s been found growing on a wheat farm in Oregon. Are we eating fishy wheat? Probably and its because biotech companies like Monsanto grow experimental GMO crops and some of that DNA is bound escape. GMO wheat resists high doses of toxic weed killers and was discovered after a farmer sprayed his wheat with these herbicides and crop refused to die. While GMO wheat seems to be on the loose contaminating the last major non-GMO crop grown in the US, wheat farmers across America are alarmed and filing lawsuits against Monsanto company for expected losses due to rejection in over seas markets. American Farmers are hurting because GMO wheat is on the loose. Daveat, he’s an escape artist and we need you help fishing him out of the wheat supply.
What Wikipedia says about wheat:
Wheat (Triticum aestivum) is a cereal grain, originally from the Levant region of the Near East and Ethiopian Highlands, but now cultivated worldwide. In 2010, world production of wheat was 651 million tons, making it the third most-produced cereal after corn and rice. Globally, wheat is the leading source of vegetable protein in human food, having a higher protein content than soybeans or the other major cereals, corn or rice. Wheat is one of the first cereals known to have been domesticated, and wheat’s ability to self-pollinate greatly facilitated the selection of many distinct domesticated varieties. Wheat is a natural hybrid derived from interspecies breeding. During the transition from a hunter-gatherer social structure to more agrarian societies, humans began to cultivate wheat and further transform it for their needs. The social and cultural roots of humans and the development of wheat have been bound closely together since before recorded history.
The genetically modified (GM) “Wheat” is a type of grain that contains a trait developed by the Monsanto Company of St. Louis, Missouri which allows the wheat to withstand sprayings of the herbicide Roundup. From 1999 to 2004, field tests of GM wheat were conducted in 16 states in America. After farmer backlash towards the GM wheat, Monsanto retracted its application for deregulation. However, in May of 2013, rogue GM wheat was found in a farmer’s field in northeast Oregon. There is currently an investigation as to how the wheat escaped.
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