GM Wheat Defended

The debate over Genetically Modified wheat has regained momentum in the last several weeks. On May 14th, the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association, the Grain Growers of Canada and groups from Australia and the U.S. signed an accord promising to push for commercialization of biotech wheat. Since then groups opposed to its introduction have been voicing their concerns.

Wheat Growers Association Executive Director Blair Rutter says farmers deserve to have a choice. He says producers would not be forced to grow GM wheat if it was introduced. Rutter says a ban is unjustified as he argues there has never been a proven health or safety risk associated with Genetically Modified wheat.