GM Wheat is ready for commercial release in North America. However, wheat exporters in Canada and the US have been clearly informed by their customers that GM wheat is not wanted and that non-GM wheat may be also be rejected if any GM wheat is grown.

As a result, they have concluded that GM wheat should not be introduced.

Wheat is not a major crop for New Zealand. Nevertheless, the reasons the North American wheat industry has declined to go GM are highly relevant to New Zealand as it considers whether to allow GM food production to begin.

For more, see GM Wheat Fails Market Test