Locus Focus on 06/03/13
GMO WHEAT GOES ROGUE IN OREGON - Another Interview with Food Activist Clinton Lindsay
This month several GMO wheat plants were discovered in a wheat field in Eastern Oregon. Farming GMO wheat has never been approved in the United States, but this rogue wheat that a farmer found growing in his field is the same strain as genetically modified wheat that was legally tested by Monsanto 8 years ago. Does this discovery confirm the worst fears of GMO opponents - that there is no way to contain GMO crops once they are introduced to a region, and that if we don't stop GMOs now, some day they will contaminate our entire food supply?
On this episode of Locus Focus we talk with Clinton Lindsey, a 5th-generation farmer and local food advocate from Corvallis, Oregon, who is working with the Benton County Community Rights Coalition to stop the proliferation of GMO crops in the Willamette Vallley. Clint currently works for Greenwillow Grains, an organic grain mill. He also is board president at Ten Rivers Food Web, a non-profit dedicated to enhancing the local food system of the mid-Willamette Valley. Clint is a co-founder and steering committee member of Benton County Community Rights Coalition.