The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has established a 30-day public comment period on proposed plan to strengthen oversight of genetically engineered wheat field trials.
In 2013 and 2014, APHIS investigated two detections of genetically engineered wheat found growing in unauthorized fields in Oregon and Montana. APHIS was unable to determine the source of the genetically engineered wheat in Oregon. The unauthorized wheat in Montana was found at the location of a previous field trial of genetically engineered wheat conducted under APHIS’ regulatory oversight.
The proposed plan calls for more stringent post-harvest monitoring for volunteer wheat plants.
(Source – http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2015/10/01/genetically-engineered-wheat/73179700/)