Genetically modified (GM) wheat is not grown commercially anywhere in the world. While attempts have been made to introduce GM wheat to Canada and the United States, they failed due to market rejection and fears of contamination. Now Australia is poised to be the first country ever to grow and sell GM wheat. The Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) has issued licences for GM wheat field trials in New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory with the aim of commercialising GM wheat by 2015.
No Appetite for Australian GM Wheat Posted May 6, 2013 by SFF