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Illegal GM Wheat Contamination Discovered in US

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Canadian Biotechnology Action Network The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed that Monsanto’s unapproved genetically modified (GM, also called genetically engineered) herbicide tolerant wheat was found growing in a farmer’s field in the state of Oregon. Details here. A field of non-GM wheat  in Canada. PLT photo. Related stories: Scientists Find Holes In Monsanto GM Wheat Denial . Japan halts imports of U.S. wheat after USDA's shock finding of genetic pollution from GMOs

World’s Largest Pork Producer Could be Sold to a Chinese Company

Grist - a beacon in the smog In Smithfield, Va., on Wednesday, locals were shocked to discover that their town’s namesake, Smithfield Foods, founded in 1936 as a single meatpacking plant and now the largest pork producer in the world, is poised to be sold to Chinese meat company Shuanghui International. If approved by federal regulators, the $4.7 billion deal would be the biggest takeover in history of an American company by a Chinese one. Details here.