Attitudes towards GM food vary throughout Asia

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
Updated May 17 2017 - 1:04am, first published 12:54am
Asian consumers have markedly different attitudes to genetically modified food, according to food supply chain expert Alice Woodhead.

THE AUSTRALIAN grains industry will have to factor in different attitudes towards genetically modified (GM) food crops in different export destinations according to an expert in value adding in food supply chains.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is Fairfax Ag Media's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his ten years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector. Away from work, he is a keen traveller, having spent his long service leave last year in Spain learning the language.

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