SALEM, Ore. — Legislators are asking Gov. Kitzhaber to have the state attorney general help farmers recover money they’ve lost since GMO wheat was found in an Oregon field.
The discovery has led Japan to suspend imports of Northwest soft white winter wheat, and Oregon wheat farmers sell about 90 percent of their crop to other countries, like Japan.
Legislators say someone should be held accountable for the spread of the GMO wheat. And, they may also have the attorney general sue Monsanto, if they can’t find who’s responsible for the GMO wheat that’s under investigation.