Is there more genetically modified wheat in the U.S. food supply than what we’ve been told about?
After it came to light last week that unapproved, illegal GMO wheat from Monsanto had been found growing in a farmer’s field in Oregon, Japan and South Korea have halted U.S. imports. The Monsanto wheat had been field tested between 1998 and 2005, but Monsanto pulled it when an international outcry arose and many of the biggest wheat importing countries proclaimed they would not buy the biotech giant’s GMO strain.
Now, a disturbing YouTube video has surfaced from FoodBabe.com sent in from the U.K. showing a box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese imported from the U.S. with a label declaring the product is “made from genetically modified wheat”.
With the devastating prevalence of digestive issues and food allergies such as gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease among others proliferating all across America, the implication that illegal GMO wheat is not only turning up randomly in farmers’ fields years after Monsanto supposedly stopped testing it, but that unapproved GMO wheat is actually known to be present in American processed food products and openly announced in other countries is downright disgusting and disturbing.
Even in a best case scenario that the distributor assumed the mac and cheese had genetically modified wheat in it and just slapped a label on to cover the company’s butt, it’s still a sad testament to the fact that none of this manufactured food can really be trusted.
Unfortunately, the odds that this label is telling the truth are pretty high all facts about biotech considered. Although Monsanto claims this is the first time it’s GMO wheat strain has turned up in the near decade following its field tests, the wheat had been planted in 16 states and multiple other countries, so there’s little reason to trust this is merely an isolated incident.