TWO Canadian farmers will speak against genetically modified wheat at a special forum in Horsham tonight.
Peter Eggers, a grain and livestock farmer from Alberta province, and Saskatchewan wheat producer Matt Gehl are both members of the National Farmers Union in Canada.
They are speaking at the Wesley Performing Arts Centre, on the corner of Roberts and Urquart streets at 7.30pm. The talk was organised by a coalition of anti-GM groups, including Greenpeace and the Network of Concerned Farmers.
The scholarship is awarded to a tertiary student from a rice industry family in memory of Mr Graham, a former Ricegrowers Association of Australia president.
Ms Kaylock is studying for a Bachelor of Agricultural Science at CSU and hopes to work in the rice industry upon graduation.
A US aid agency has awarded a $4.2 million grant to a biosciences company to develop salt-tolerant rice for Bangladesh.
Saline soils and water strip between $15 billion and $20 billion off the world's crops. It is particularly a problem in coastal regions of Bangladesh, where rice yields are as much as 1-1.5 tonnes a hectare lower than more productive land.
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