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FBI chases anti-GMO activists while igorning Monsanto’s transgressions

Source:  Copyright 2013, Grist
Date:  June 24, 2013
Byline:  John Upton
Original URL: Status ONLINE

Some experimental GMO crops were torn out of a field in Oregon this month. That means it`s time for the federal government to freak the fuck out and do its best to clamp down again on eco-activism.

The sugar beet plants, which were genetically engineered by Syngenta to survive applications of the herbicide Roundup, were uprooted in the middle of the night from a couple of fields, presumably by anti-GMO activists. The destruction of the experimental crops occurred in the same state where a strain of Monsanto`s illegal herbicide-resistant wheat recently showed up in a farmer`s field, threatening America`s multibillion-dollar wheat export market.

Guess which crime the FBI is desperate to crack?

That`s right: The sugar beet one. The agency announced that it "considers this crime to be economic sabotage and a violation of federal law involving damage to commercial agricultural enterprises." According to the FBI, a $10,000 reward is being offered ...

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