Source: USA Rice Federation
The USA Rice Federation released the results of voluntary testing of the 2009 rice crop for the presence of the genetically-engineered Liberty Link (LL) trait. All of the results were negative, indicating continued success of the U.S. rice industry's Seed Plan to remove the LL601 trait from the commercial long-grain supply.
While only long-grain rice produced in the mid-South was affected by LL601, California's 2009 rice crop — comprised of nearly 100-percent short- and medium-grain varieties — also tested negative. (Results of the California testing are available via the California Rice Commission.