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A strain of Monsanto's GMO wheat that was never approved for sale has been found growing in an Oregon field. Should other countries ban U.S. wheat imports?

A strain of Monsanto's GMO wheat that was never approved for sale has been found growing in an Oregon field. Should other countries ban U.S. wheat imports?
  • Yes they should.

    America does things with its crops that other countries would never ever do. I think that GMO foods are scary. If genetically modified wheat, that was not approved for sale, was found growing in a field in Oregon, then I think other countries should ban wheat imports. Maybe this would teach the U.S. a lesson!

  • It doesn't make sense to ban all US imports

    I can't tell from the question whether the GMO wheat was planted among other strains, or was separate. It isn't clear if some of the untested strain was exported, or was mixed with other grain. All US imports should not be banned, but it may be necessary to have stricter regulations controlling what types of wheat can be planted and where they can be grown.

  • No, there is no reason to ban the imports.

    No, other countries should not ban U.S. wheat imports, despite that a strain of Monsanto's FMO wheat that was not approved for sale has been found growing in an Oregon field, because the government should not be micromanaging our lives so much that they are selecting good wheat and bad wheat. Consumers should choose what they want to buy and should be so vigilant so as to be able to tell if the wheat is the wrong strain.

  • GMO wheat should not be banned

    I am opposed to any ban on the importation of GMO wheat by other countries. There has been scant evidence that GMO wheat (or any other GMO crops for that matter) have been shown to be detrimental to our health. GMO crops have been specially engineered to be allowed to grow and flourish in climates in which they might not have been able to grow before. This is especially important in drought-ridden areas of the world which have been affected by malnutrition. GMO crops, if anything, have been shown to reduce famine and poverty in these particular parts of the world. Banning GMO crops is nothing more than simple hysteria that has no basis in fact or science.

  • No not ban but be weary

    Other countries should definitely be weary about wheat imports from the US but to ban them is not right. They should be making sure they are not getting GMO if they are opposed to it. To ban the important will cause too much harm to too many countries. You have to weigh the costs.

  • By All Means Starve

    I believe it is a problem that genetically modified foods are out on the market and they have yet to be determined safe (or unsafe if that's how it turns out). However, if other countries ban U.S. wheat imports, they'll simply be shooting themselves in the foot, so to speak.

  • Other countries should not ban U.S. wheat imports.

    Genetically modified wheat has never been shown to be harmfu to humans. It is perfectly suitable for human consumption. Companies like Monsanto invest in developing new kinds of seeds that will be stronger and more resistant to diseases. These companies are good for the economy and good for our global food supply.


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