Biotechnology Cannot Help Declining Wheat Markets

As per a report by Robert Wisner of Iowa State University introduction of GM wheat in U.S. would hit the export trade of the country in durum and hard red spring wheat and would also affect the prices of these variety of wheat. The report further stated that introduction of fusarium-resistant GM wheat would present similar problems and the demand for these varieties of wheat has dipped following the introduction of non-GM varieties with fusarium resistance. The report also stated that introduction of GM wheat could not reverse the current downward trend in states. This trend is being attributed to U.S agricultural policy and increased production of soy and corn for biofuel production. .

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