Monsanto tests show commercial GMO-free wheat seed
"What is going on? This is an important question," said Fraley, who emphasized he was not pointing a finger of blame at the farmer. He said sabotage was a possibility.
"We are not ruling anything out at this point. We know that the circumstances are highly unusual. We're going to continue to do the research until we get to the answer," said Fraley
The company has ruled out a number of scenarios to explain the presence of the GMO wheat, including pollen flow or the sudden natural growth of genetically modified wheat that the company said was last field tested in Oregon 12 years ago.
Monsanto said when it shut down its experimental Roundup Ready wheat program it had all of the research participants either destroy their supplies or ship them to a USDA seed storage facility in Colorado.