GM wheat developers to push for Australian trials

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
July 21 2022 - 4:00am
MORE RESILIENCE: GM wheat may help improve bolster yields in drought seasons.

THE DEVELOPERS of HB4 wheat, the genetically modified, drought tolerant variety commercialised in Argentina, have said they will seek approval to trial the crop in Australia.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 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.

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