Canadian government officials say its business as usual despite the discovery of unauthorized genetically modified wheat on a farm roadside in southern Alberta last summer.
David Bailey with the Food Inspection Agency says the herbicide tolerant wheat was in a small patch in an isolated location and poses no threat to human health.
He says the wheat is unauthorized in Canada and the site will be monitored for 3 years to ensure there is no g-m wheat present.
The area was thoroughly checked and the g-m wheat is not in any nearby fields or the grain system.
Officials are unaware how the small sample of unauthorized g-m wheat came to be on the farm access roadside in southern Alberta last summer.
The genetically modified trait is found in other grains for human consumption but has not been authorized for wheat.