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Are Midwest Farmers Ready for Biotech Wheat?

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Most of the corn and soybeans grown in the U.S. are genetically modified… but not wheat. That’s why it was so surprising when Roundup-resistant wheat was discovered in an Oregon field earlier this year. The finding triggered an outcry from food safety advocates and an ongoing  investigation by the federal government. Some farmers say they would like biotechnology in wheat to help feed a hungry world, but it’s not what everyone’s hungry for. In fact, several Kansas farmers have filed lawsuits against Monsanto, maker of the genetically-engineered wheat. Harvest Public Media’s Grant Gerlock reports.

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