Crop Biotech Update

International Organizations Reconfirm Support for Biotech Wheat Commercialization

June 11, 2014

Sixteen organizations from Australia, Canada, and the U.S. released a statement confirming their support for the future commercialization of biotech wheat. In 2009, there were only 9 organizations of farmers and millers who signed the agreement and this year, 7 more joined the commitment. The newbies include American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Farmers Union.

The organizations commit to support and encourage the use of innovation to help solve pressing problems to address global food security needs; expediting the adoption of reasonable low level presence (LLP) policies in exporting and importing nations to minimize trade disruptions resulting from asynchronous approvals; and exporting and importing nations to maintain sound, science-based biotech regulatory systems.

Read the rest of the statement and the list of supporting organizations at http://www.wheatworld.org/wp-content/uploads/Trilateral-Statement-June-2014.pdf.