July 28, 2004 -- CropChoice news -- Reuters, 07/23/04: The
U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that
genetically modified wheat made by Monsanto Co. was
safe for human and livestock consumption, an agency
spokesman said on Friday. FDA spokesman Mike Herndon
said the agency had completed its food safety assessment
for Monsanto's biotech wheat variety. "What we
concluded was that all safety and regulatory issues
had been adequately addressed," he told Reuters.
Last month, the company said it would shelve plans
to introduce the world's first GMO wheat. Monsanto withdrew
submissions for its biotech wheat from all regulatory
agencies except the FDA.