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GE wheat labeled an isolated occurrence


More than 18 months after genetically engineered wheat was found on an Eastern Oregon farm, a 12,000 page report released by the Animal Plant Health Inspection Agency on Sept. 26 has determined the event was an isolated occurrence.

Glen Squires, CEO of the Washington Grain Commission, expressed satisfaction with the conclusions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture agency report.

“The WGC is pleased by the results and I’m sure our customers will also be pleased,” he said, adding that while the investigation contained no bombshells, it does put to rest certain questions.

“APHIS compared the wheat volunteers found on the Oregon farm to 191 known and commercially available varieties...

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