GM wheat in the news

These links will take you to the stories concerned on other sites. The stories discuss both the varity of GM wheat being tested in the UK and other attempts in elsewhere.

Guy Smith: "We milk cows back home and I feed GM soya to them every day so the idea that we are a 'GM free island' is a bit of a construct and I think it is madness that politicians allow the imports of GM but don't allow me as a farmer to grow it. However, I also grow milling wheat and I wouldn't at this moment in time think about growing GM wheat because I would lose my market."

December 2013

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October 2013

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Australia

Kenya

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July 2013

Canada

"Carol Mallory-Smith, an Oregon State University weed scientist who initially determined that the US farmer’s wheat was genetically modified, doubts that the release was on purpose. 'There are so many places in the system where errors can be made,' she told Nature. 'Once we release these genes into the field, we should just assume that they are going to stay in the environment.'" (see article below)

Jordan

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June 2013

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Belgium

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Ireland

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Netherlands

Russia

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May 2013

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Malaysia

Oman

South Korea

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April 2013

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December 2012

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March 2012

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**Coverage of our GM wheat campaign launch**

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India

February 2012

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Australia

** In February Canadian farmers toured Australia to discuss the dangers of GM crops, including wheat:

"Common sense would dictate that if Monsanto has any rights to its product after it is bought by a farmer (of which it does, namely that a farmer cannot save the seed he grows to plant the next year) then it should also have responsibility for ensuring their product is not polluting those who do not want it."
Matt Gehl, National Farmers Union Canada

December 2011

Australia

November 2011

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October 2011

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September 2011

Canada

“In the current climate there’s an argument to be made that the people who aren’t testing genetically modified wheat may be further ahead in the game."
CWB Spokesperson Maureen Fitzhenry

China

UK

April 2011

Canada

June 2011

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March 2011

Australia

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett to Japanese flour millers:
“I said we did not have a policy for, and would not be having, GM wheat."