Plant breeders urged to talk up their advances

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
August 2 2022 - 1:00am
FORWARD THINKING: Rosemary Richards, Australian Oilseeds Federation president, at last week's Australian Grains Industry Conference. Photo: Gregor Heard.

LEADERS from the Australian plant breeding sector have urged those in the grains industry to talk openly about technology developments to lessen a potential fear factor among consumers.

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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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