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Sixty-Nine Percent of Canadian Farmers Opposed to GM Wheat

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By the numbers

* Farmers saying agriculture is "headed in the right direction": 60 per cent. In Saskatchewan: 64 per cent.  

* Farmers expecting conditions to be worse than last year: 65 per cent.  

* Farmers seeing input costs as a "major challenge": 52 per cent. Last year: 66 per cent. In 2007: 72 per cent.  

* Farmers seeing the views of the CWB as "very close" or "somewhat close" to their own: 70 per cent. Last year: 64 per cent.  

* Farmers opposed to introduction of genetically modified wheat varieties "at this time": 69 per cent.

* Farmers wanting to grow GM wheat "as soon as possible": nine per cent.

* Farmers not interested at all in growing a GM wheat: 51 per cent. 

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