Clark Wolf is the host and organizer. The panel—on food and politics—includes me, talking about my memoir, Slow Cooked, An Unexpected Life in Food Politics; Chloe Sorvino, author of Raw Deal: Hidden Corruption, Corporate Greed, and the Fight for the Future of Meat; Alex Prud’homme, author of Dinner With The President: Food, Politics and the History of Breaking Bread at the White House; and Tanya Holland, author of Tanya Holland’s California Soul. Free, but register here. It starts at 5:00 p.m. and lasts one hour.
by Marion Nestle
Aug 9 2013
Weekend mystery: Where did the GM wheat come from?
Nature Magazine has a piece on the intense search for the source of the unapproved genetically modified wheat that turned up in an Oregon field. The wheat turns out to be a test strain developed and planted by Monsanto some years ago.
No GM wheat has as yet been permitted to be planted.
Monsanto says the GM wheat must have gotten into the field by sabotage.
But the real mystery is why it hasn’t turned up in more places, as this map of Monsanto test plantings shows.