North Carolina farmers may be aware of a new lawsuit in which Monsanto is being sued by a Kansas farmer. The Kansas farmer has reportedly found Monsanto's genetically engineered wheat on their farm. The farmer is claiming gross negligence against the corporation. The modified wheat located on the Kansas farmer's plot of land is designed to be resistant to herbicide. The wheat is considered safe to eat by the USDA, but the USDA does not believe that the wheat was actually sold.
Genetically engineered wheat hasn't been approved in the United States for sale, which means that contamination in the Kansas farmer's field may affect his ability to sell his crops. This is because much of the wheat grown in the United States is actually exported to other parts of the world, and much of the world still does not approve of genetically engineered wheat products. Some imports have been suspended since the announcement that crops may have been contaminated with genetically engineered wheat.