"To ensure timely access to agricultural biotechnologies for the economic, social and environmental benefit of all Australians"
We are grain and oilseed growers from Western Australia and South Australia, dried fruit, dairy, grain and beef producers from Victoria, and cotton, grain, cattle, sheep and oilseed growers from New South Wales and Queensland. Many of us are members of state farm associations and commodity organizations.
We are driven by frustration at the attitude towards GM crops of some of the major commodity companies and State Governments in Australia, and feel that Australia is missing out on possibly the most beneficial technical advance the world has ever seen.
Australian farmers have stayed viable in the face of massive agricultural subsidies from Europe and the US by being at the forefront of technology adoption yet we are now being forced to abstain from possibly the most important technology in our lifetime.