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Washington state alfalfa crop may be contaminated with genetic modification

Farmer in Washington state reports his alfalfa shipment was rejected after testing positive for genetic modification<p>Authorities were investigating a new suspected case of crop contamination on Thursday – the second in the Pacific north-west in five months – after samples of hay tested positive for …

Chemical creep: Farmers return to pesticides as GMO corn loses bug resistance

Monsanto’s Bt corn was supposed to reduce pesticide use. The Environmental Protection Agency said as much when the corn, which is genetically …

Illegal Monsanto GMO wheat found in Oregon

A farmer in Oregon found a patch of wheat growing like a weed where it wasn’t expected, so the farmer sprayed it with the herbicide Roundup. …

Agriculture

USDA Aims To Grow White Rice With All The Nutrients Of Brown Rice

The rice would help those who suffer from mineral deficiencies in developing countries, but the agency hopes U.S. shoppers will bite, too.<p>In Malaysia, there grow four types of rice with more molybdenum—a mineral that helps rice plants deal with acidic soil—than any other rice on Earth. In other …

Japan Blocks Huge US Wheat Import After Genetically Modified Crop Discovery

Tokyo's move came as the European Union told its member states to test imports from the area, saying any genetically modified wheat would not be sold to consumers.<p>Japan's farm ministry on Thursday cancelled a bid for 25,000 tonnes of Western White, a soft white wheat produced in the Pacific …

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