Technology brings GMO wheat closer to reality

Technology brings GMO wheat closer to reality

Biotechnology’s introduction into wheat is needed to increase productivity, attract acres back to the crop through increased profitability, and feed a growing global population in a sustainable way, says Burleson Smith, director of research and technology with the National Association of Wheat Growers.    

This summer, 16 farm organizations in the U.S., Canada, and Australia representing growers and millers issued a trilateral statement confirming support for new innovations in wheat, including the commercialization of biotechnology using genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).

The four U.S. farm groups supporting biotech wheat development include the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), North American Millers’ Association, U.S. Wheat Associates, American Farm Bureau Federat

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