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GE wheat detected in field


June 13, 2019

U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers are aware that USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed the discovery of genetically engineered (GE) wheat plants growing in an unplanted agricultural field in Washington State.

APHIS reported the GE wheat in question is resistant to the herbicide glyphosate.

The two agencies report they believe APHIS is well prepared to identify additional information about this discovery and has confirmed that there is no evidence suggesting that this wheat, or any other GM wheat has entered U.S. commerci...

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