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  • Community Manager's picture
    Community Manager
    08.14.2013
    Thanks for your question. A response to a similar question regarding wheat has been posted here: http://gmoanswers.com/ask/any-response-ucla-study-shows-order-increase-wheat-crop-yields-amount-gluten-produced-would
  • gvg801's picture
    gvg801
    07.31.2013
    Hybridization can change the genetic uniformity of seeds, which is what happened to the US corn crop in the 1970s - leading to half the nation's crop dying. It happened again with millet in India around the same time, which led to people in India starving to death. Hybridization isn't always a bad thing: it saved the wine industry in California. But whether it is through hybridization or transgene alteration, genetic erosion has been a subject of great debate and has caused health experts, scientists, farmers and nations worldwide to raise a collective red flag. Where can you find GMO wheat today? Well, Argentina can't wait to start growing it, as most of its maize and soybean products are GMO now. The country is mum on whether they actually are growing it, as they just recently got China to agree to take their GMO soybeans. Monsanto in 2010 announced plans to rollout GMO wheat in India in 3-5 years. Are India and Argentina there yet? There are great economic ramifications to prematurely admitting so. Of course, that wheat mysteriously found itself growing in Oregon already.

    http://newint.org/features/1979/11/01/seeds-of-disaster/

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    Rickinreallife
    07.31.2013
    Curious where you get your information that dwarf wheat traits are the result of transgene alteration by biotech techniques, if that is what you mean by GMO? Can you provide a list of companies or other sources where I can buy such GMO wheat. Certainly, wheat varieties today are undoubtedly the culmination of thousands of years of genetic modification by selection, natural mutation, and hybridization. Short straw naked wheats (dwarf wheat) have been developed and readily adapted by farmers to avoid lodging, for disease resistance, etc. But this was accomplished a half century before transgene genetic engineering that the term GMO popularly (though inaccurately) refers to that has only been around since the 1970s and first commercially deployed until the 1990's. If your information is the book "Wheat Belly" by William Davis, then I am skeptical. This link is to one of a number of reviews that have been critical of Mr. Davis' methods, interpretation and application of other research, and conclusions. "Wheat Belly - An Analysis of Selected Statements and Basic Thesis from the book" http://www.aaccnet.org/publications/plexus/cfw/pastissues/2012/OpenDocuments/CFW-57-4-0177.pdf
  • Robert F Davis Davis's picture
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    07.30.2013
    GMO Wheat has never been grown commercially. Some test plots have been planted. But nothing commercially.

    http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/celiacdiseasefaqs/f/Genetically-Modified-Wheat.htm