Kansas Wheat, through national organizations U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), supports the eventual commercialization of biotech wheat. USW works with industry partners to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the concerns of our overseas customers.
Wheat production and harvested areas are on a long-term, downward trend around the world. Net returns per acre to farmers often favors other crops and the differential is widening. An eventual supply and demand situation where smaller supplies of wheat are produced only in areas where more profitable alternatives do not exist will translate into supply challenges for the global food industry.
We must find new ways to grow more and better wheat with less impact on the environment. New research and innovation in wheat, including biotechnology, will help make this possible.