Wheat http://nwpr.org en Northwest Wheat Harvest Could Be Down This Summer http://nwpr.org/post/northwest-wheat-harvest-could-be-down-summer <p>Northwest farmers are expected to harvest less wheat this summer. The projections indicate a down year in Oregon, Idaho and Washington.</p><p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:35:54 +0000 Chris Lehman 47819 at http://nwpr.org Northwest Wheat Harvest Could Be Down This Summer Who's Ready For Biotech Wheat? http://nwpr.org/post/whos-ready-biotech-wheat <p>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 last month. The finding triggered an outcry from food safety advocates and an ongoing investigation by the government. As Grant Gerlock of Harvest Public Media reports, many farmers say they would like biotechnology in wheat to help feed a hungry world, but it’s not what everyone’s hungry for.</p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 14:05:01 +0000 Grant Gerlock 30238 at http://nwpr.org Who's Ready For Biotech Wheat? USDA Says GM Wheat In Oregon Appears To Be 'Isolated Incident' http://nwpr.org/post/usda-says-gm-wheat-oregon-appears-be-isolated-incident <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061413AK_GMOwheat_NEW_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The US Department of Agriculture says stalks of genetically modified wheat found in a field in Oregon look to be an isolated incident. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 23:15:14 +0000 Anna King 29371 at http://nwpr.org USDA Says GM Wheat In Oregon Appears To Be 'Isolated Incident' Inspectors Take Wheat Seed Samples From Wash. Distributors http://nwpr.org/post/inspectors-take-wheat-seed-samples-wash-distributors <p>Federal inspectors have taken seed samples from a distributor in Walla Walla, Wash., as part of their investigation to find out how genetically modified wheat wound up in an Oregon field. That’s according to a news report published by the Capital Press.</p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:57:35 +0000 Courtney Flatt 29236 at http://nwpr.org Monsanto: Oregon GMO Wheat Isolated, Not Widespread http://nwpr.org/post/monsanto-oregon-gmo-wheat-could-be-accident <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/060513AK_Fraley_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Agribusiness giant Monsanto says genetically modified wheat found in Oregon could be the result of an accident rather than a widespread planting of the controversial seed. In a call Wednesday morning with reporters, the St. Louis-based company says its provided its specific tests to the U.S. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 22:31:38 +0000 Anna King 28804 at http://nwpr.org Monsanto: Oregon GMO Wheat Isolated, Not Widespread USDA Boosts Investigation Of Oregon GMO Wheat http://nwpr.org/post/usda-boosts-investigation-oregon-gmo-wheat <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/060313AK_Wheat_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture has increased the number of investigators and field staff looking into the genetically modified wheat found on an Oregon farm. There are now 15 people on the ground in the Northwest, up from nine last week.<p>In about a month, Northwest wheat farmers will rev up their tractors for harvest. Mon, 03 Jun 2013 23:56:47 +0000 Anna King 28665 at http://nwpr.org USDA Boosts Investigation Of Oregon GMO Wheat How Scientists Test For Genetically Modified Wheat http://nwpr.org/post/how-scientists-test-genetically-modified-wheat <p>The European Union and Korea have said they will test U.S. shipments of wheat for genetic modification. That’s after last week's report that an unapproved strain of genetically modified wheat developed by Monsanto was found on an Oregon farm.</p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:55:05 +0000 Amelia Templeton 28660 at http://nwpr.org How Scientists Test For Genetically Modified Wheat Washington Wheat Growers React To GMO Discovery http://nwpr.org/post/washington-wheat-growers-react-gmo-discovery <p>An official with the group that represents Washington state wheat growers does not seem to be too worried about the discovery of genetically modified wheat in a field in Oregon.</p><p> Fri, 31 May 2013 23:49:50 +0000 Steve Jackson 28537 at http://nwpr.org Washington Wheat Growers React To GMO Discovery Japan Suspends White Winter Wheat Purchases from the Northwest http://nwpr.org/post/japan-suspends-white-winter-wheat-purchases-northwest <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Japan has temporarily suspended white winter wheat purchases from the Pacific Northwest.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Japanese Ministry of Agriculture announced the move in response to a report that U.S. regulators found genetically modified wheat on an Oregon farm.</span></p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 23:36:35 +0000 Amelia Templeton 28464 at http://nwpr.org Japan Suspends White Winter Wheat Purchases from the Northwest Discovery of Genetically Modified Wheat in Oregon Could Jeopardize Northwest Exports http://nwpr.org/post/discovery-genetically-modified-wheat-oregon-could-jeopardize-northwest-exports <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed today that an Oregon field is contaminated with a genetically modified strain of wheat.</span></p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 00:08:40 +0000 Amelia Templeton 28402 at http://nwpr.org Discovery of Genetically Modified Wheat in Oregon Could Jeopardize Northwest Exports