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April 2000: Seeds Presumably Taken From Schmeiser’s 1997 Harvest Test Positive for Roundup Ready Gene

Lyle Friesen, a plant biologist at the University of Manitoba, obtains seed samples—presumably from Percy Schmeiser’s 1997 harvest (see August 18, 1997)—from Saskatchewan Wheat Pool (which took over Humboldt Flour Mills). He performs a grow-out test of these seed samples and finds that as many as 98 percent of them are Roundup-resistant. (Federal Court of Canada 6/22/2000, pp. 22 pdf file; Monsanto Canada Inc. v. Percy Schmeiser 3/29/2001, pp. 26-27 pdf file)

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