Part V. Genetically Modified Wheat
Growers’ perceptions of the extent to which the requirement that growers sign “Technology Use Agreements” (that prohibit the saving and replanting of seed) would influence their decision about planting genetically modified crops.
|Very low to
|Extent of influence||12.5||12.7||18.2||15.0||41.6|
Percentage of growers who agree/disagree with the decision by a private firm to suspend a request for government approval for the sale of Roundup Ready® wheat seed.
|Of those who agreed||Of those who disagreed|
|VIEWS ON RR® WHEAT SEED||%||VIEWS ON RR® WHEAT SEED||%|
|Hope that non-GM herbicide tolerant wheat will be developed in the future||29.9||Roundup Ready® wheat seed is a technology that farmers currently need||70.7|
|Hope that approval for Roundup Ready® wheat seed will be sought in future||27.1||A non-GM herbicide tolerant wheat is needed in the near future.||18.1|
|Hope that approval for Roundup Ready® wheat seed will not be sought in the future||14.0||Roundup Ready® wheat seed is unnecessary technology||3.2|
|Other viewpoints||29.0||Other viewpoints||8.0|
Percentage of growers who would consider planting genetically modified wheat varieties on their farms.
|Of those who would consider||Of those who would not consider|
|Reasons For Considering||%||Reasons For Not Considering||%|
|GM wheat has traits that would reduce input costs||49.2||Too many uncertainties in the market||63.6|
|GM wheat would make management easier||22.7||Too many issues with liability and patent ownership||10.3|
|GM wheat has specific end-user traits that would result in a price premium||15.3||Too many uncertainties about the environmental effects||7.9|
|Other reasons||12.8||Other reasons||18.2|