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Monsanto’s Rogue Wheat Found in Montana as Oregon Probe Ends

Experimental wheat engineered by Monsanto Co. was found on a Montana research field years after testing concluded, reopening compliance issues for the world’s largest seed company.

The genetically modified wheat discovered in July at a Montana State University test plot near Huntley was engineered to tolerate Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said today in a statement. The Montana site hasn’t hosted wheat trials since 2003, the USDA said.