Canadian farmers need to be concerned with developments in the field of biotechnology. As they will be using and producing the products, their economic livelihood depends on the orderly regulation of this sector. To be certain this occurs, they are going to have to be actively involved in the process. For Canada to compete with other major players, the costs of doing business in Canada in terms of regulation must be lowered and intellectual property rights must be protected.
Agricultural biotechnology; environment; sustainable agriculture; drought tolerance; heat tolerance; pesticides; international agriculture; feeding the world; property rights; public funding of research;