Farmer Claims Monsanto Gene Tainted Alfalfa

An alfalfa field in central California | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons
An alfalfa field in California | Photo courtesy of Creative Commons

A Washington farmer is claiming his crop of alfalfa was contaminated with Monsanto Co.’s genetically modified seed and was rejected for export.

The farmer says his crop was rejected because a test found the plants were genetically modified to tolerate Roundup herbicide. Officials in Washington are analyzing the seed at a laboratory after being contacted by the grower. The trait was developed by St. Louis-based Monsanto and marketed as Roundup Ready.

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