GM wheat would come with huge costs for farmers according to the National Farmers Union.
The NFU, along with similar organizations from Australia and the US, have released a statement voicing their opposition to the commercialization of genetically modified wheat.
Vice-president Terry Boehm explains they believe it would mean increased trouble with herbicide-resistant volunteer weeds, higher seed costs for producers and a drop in the number of international customers.
The NFU is voicing its opinion in reaction to a separate statement issued several weeks ago by several farm groups, including the Western Canadian Wheat Growers Association and the Grain Growers of Canada, calling for the release of GM wheat.
Canadian National Farmers Union Concerned about GM Wheat
NFU Concerned About GM Wheat
Portage Online - Canada, June 3, 2009
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