Argentina becomes first country to approve GMO wheat

A wheat variety genetically modified to be drought resistant has been approved by the country of Argentina, making them the first country in the world to approve GMO wheat. Frayne Olson, crop economist and marketing specialist with the North Dakota State University Extension says it is too early in the approval process to see how the new variety — HB4 — will affect international, national and regional wheat markets. Ultimately, that’s due to there not being any approval from importing countries thus far.

Source: Mitchell Republic