The National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates reinforced this week their support for the continued development of biotech wheat by joining others in the industry to congratulate the 2013 World Food Prize recipients, whose work has been instrumental to this vital technology.
While biotech wheat is not currently available to farmers, the two industry organizations and the farmers who lead them support innovation, research and the responsible introduction of new wheat varieties, including biotech wheat. Both organizations are working with industry partners throughout the wheat value chain to prepare the path for new varieties of wheat – both biotech and non-biotech – that will improve farmers’ ability to increase yields, use fewer agricultural inputs and continually improve the quality of their crop.
More from these organizations is at www.wheatworld.org/news-events/2013/10/nawg-and-usw-applaud-wfp-laureates-reinforce-support-for-biotech-wheat/.
An audio report on the World Food Prize and wheat innovation is at http://www.wheatworld.org/wp-content/uploads/audio-2013-world-food-prize-biotech-wheat-report-20131017.mp3.