"Rice used by Anheuser-Busch Cos. to brew Budweiser beer is tainted with an experimental, genetically engineered rice strain, according to an analysis released yesterday by the environmental organization Greenpeace. Three of four samples of unprocessed rice from the beer maker's mill in Arkansas showed the presence of the strain, Bayer LL601, Greenpeace said.
Jason Alström, founder of the Boston-based website BeerAdvocate.com, predicted that a "small, vocal minority" would "make a fuss" if details about genetically modified ingredients were widely publicized.
"Mostly people that don't drink Budweiser, yet are against g-e foods," Alström said in an e-mail. "As for your typical Bud drinker, I doubt they would care or even know what g-e food actually is.""