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USDA Closes Investigation of 2013 Oregon Detection of Genetically Engineered Wheat

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) closed its investigation after conducting a thorough and scientifically detailed investigation into the detection last year of genetically engineered (GE) wheat growing in a single field on a single farm in Oregon, concluding the presence of the GE wheat appears to be an isolated incident confined to a single field on a single farm. The agency also found no evidence of GE wheat in commerce. APHIS has not deregulated any GE wheat varieties to date, and thus, there are no GE wheat varieties for sale or in commercial production in the United States. The investigation was closed after the agency exhausted all leads. APHIS is releasing today its findings and full report of investigation and evidence file into the 2013 detection of GE Wheat, with appropriate personal information and confidential business information redacted.