FBI Seeks information on Oregon GMO destroyed fields.

Diverse social media have stated that 40 acres of were torched. The Oregon Live on Crop destruction that occurred over a two day period.

The land was leased by Syngenta who had planted that were resistant to the . The crop destruction took place over the course of two separate nights in early June, when an unknown individual or group destroyed about 6,500 sugar beet plants.

“It doesn’t look like a vehicle was used. It looks like people entered the field and destroyed the plants by hand,” said Paul , head of corporate communications in North America for Syngenta, a corporation based in Basel, Switzerland.

Oregon Director Katy issued a strongly worded statement about the sabotage.

“To my knowledge, this is the first time someone has deliberately taken the cowardly step of uprooting high value plants growing in our state. Regardless of how one feels about biotechnology, there is no justification for committing these crimes and it is not the kind of behavior we expect to see in ,” said.

More than decade ago, environmental vandalized experimental crops across the country in a revolt against high-tech agriculture and there are fears that torching of  may begin.

Foes of genetic engineering also struck in 2000, when members of the , with roots in Oregon, set fire to agriculture offices at Michigan State University. ELF’s position was that genetic engineering was “one of the many threats to the natural world as we know it.”




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