Monsanto's highly-touted GE wheat joins the growing list of obituaries of Frankenfoods and crops.
by Ronnie Cummins, Organic Consumers Association
Excerpted from BioDemocracy News #40, August 2002
Contrary to the claims of a literal army of public relations flacks, indentured politicians, and scientists, the first wave of genetically engineered (GE) foods and crops have apparently suffered a fatal haemorrhage. Future historians will likely record Tuesday, July 30, 2002 as the beginning of the end, the day of irreversible decline for Monsanto and the Gene Giants.
On that day, facing mounting global opposition from farmers, consumers, and even major US food transnationals such as General Mills, Monsanto was forced to announce that they were backing off