Monsanto's Modified Wheat

  • Aired:  06/05/13
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Monsanto swears it destroyed all its genetically modified wheat from 2005 -- and to make sure no one ever found the remains, they buried that wheat in a field. (3:43)

AND, FOLKS, I'M SORRY ABOUT

THAT.

I GUESS THE REASON I TAKE THIS

SO PERSONALLY IS THAT I AM SO

MUCH LIKE SUPERMAN.

IN THEIR DARKEST HOUR...

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

SOMEONE HAD TO SAY IT.

AND ONCE AGAIN IT HAD TO BE ME.

LIKE SUPERMAN, IN THEIR DARKEST

HOUR, I ALWAYS AM THERE TO

DEFEND THE UNDERDOG.

LIKE EXXON.

OR GOLDMAN SACHS AND UNDERDOG

INDUSTRIES.

HOW COULD UNDERDOG HAVE KNOWN

THAT GIVING DOGS A CHEMICAL

UNDERCOAT WOULD SEAL THEIR POURS

AND CAUSE CANINE DEMENTIA?

BOTTOM LINE: DID THOSE DOGS RUST

OR NOT?

THEY DIDN'T LIVE LONG ENOUGH.

WELL NOW, ANOTHER DEFENSELESS

MULTINATIONAL IS BEING UNFAIRLY

ATTACKED BECAUSE OF A LITTLE

SLIP-UP.

>> FEDERAL AUTHORITIES ARE

SCRAMBLING TO FIND OUT PPECISELY

HOW GENETICALLY MODIFIED WHEAT

CREATED BY BIOTECH GIANT MAN

SANDT OWE ENDED UP IN AN OREGON

WHEAT FARM.

>> THE WHEAT WAS TESTED AFFER IT

WAS SPRAYED REPEATEDLY BUT IT

WOULD NOT DIE.

GENETICALLY MODIFIED WHEAT WAS

CREATED BY MONSANTO A DECADE AGO

BUT NEVER APPROVED FOR

COMMERCIAL USE.

>> THE WHEAT WAS GENETICALLY

MODIFIED, THE SAME STRAIN TESTED

BUT THEN ABANDONED BY MONSANTO

FROM 1998 TO 2005

>> Stephen: A FARMER FOUND

GENETICALLY MODIFIED WHEAT IN

HIS FIELD THAT MONSANTO STOPPED

GROWING BACK IN 2005 WHICH MEANS

THIS WHEAT IS NOT ONLY

REPRODUCING ON ITS OWN BUT

SOMEONE IS GOING TO HAVE TO TELL

IT THAT MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE

WAS CANCELED.

THE WHEAT WAS CREATED TO BE ONE

OF MONSANTO'S ROUND-UP READY

CROPS WHICH AREEGENETICALLY

ENGINEERED TO WITHSTAND

BOMBARDMENT BY MONSANTO'S

ROUND-UP, A POWERFUL HERBICIDE

THAT KILLS EVERY LIVING PLANT

EXCEPT THE CROP.

AND NO ONE KNOWS WHERE THE WHEAT

CAME FROM SINCE MONSANTO SWEARS

IT DESTROYED ALL TESTED MATERIAL

AFTER ABANDONING THE PROGRAM.

AND THEN JUST TO MAKE SURE NO

ONE EVER OUND THE REMAINS, THEY

BURIED THAT WHEAT IN THE MIDDLE

OF A FIELD.

BUT NOW, FOLKS, NOW THE WHEAT IS

BACK AND THE COMPANY HAS A

PERFECTLY GOOD EXPLANATION.

MONSANTO SAYS IT IS MYSSIFIED BY

THE APPEARANCE OF THE WHEAT.

OKAY.

THEY DON'T KNOW SO MAYBE WE

SHOULD ASK THE GENETICALLY

MODIFIED WHEAT.

AT THIS POINT, IT CAN PROBABLY

TALK.

LONG STORY SHORT.

THE SITUATION IS UNDER CONTROL

BUT TRY TEELING THAT TO THE

SKITTISH FOREIGNERS.

>> JAPAN IMMEDIATELY POSTPONED A

25,000-TON ORDER FROM A PORTLAND

GRAIN SHIPPER.

IT'S PUT IN JEOPARDY THIS YEAR'S

ORE GONE CROP WHICH IS VALUED

BETWEEN $500 AND $500 MILLION.

>> Stephen: REALLY, JAPAN?

YOU'RE AFRAID OF A LITTLE

GENETICALLY MODIFIED WHEAT?

MAY I REMIND YOU, YOU EAT RAW

OCTOPUS AINT.

NOW, SURE, OREGON WHEAT FARMERS

ARE HURTING BUT WE ALL KNOW

MONSANTO IS THE REAL VICTIM

HERE.

THEY COULD FACE CRIMINAL

PROSECUTION AND BE FINED UP TO A

MILLION DOLLARS.

DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG IT TAKES

MONSANTO TO EARN A MILLION...

OH, THEY JUST DID.

THAT WAS FAST.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]