National Farmers Federation (NFF)

Biotechnology position

The NFF recognises the role that new technologies, such as biotechnology and genetically modified (GM) crops, have played in assisting Australian farmers to achieve efficiency and productivity gains. The NFF believes that Australian farmers should have the opportunity to adopt production methods best suited to their business needs – be that GM, conventional, organic or any combination of these methods – and that the production decisions of one farmer should not unreasonably impinge on the ability of another farmer to meet the requirements and expectations of their chosen market. We support research and development into biotechnology, and believe that consumers, like farmers, should have the right to choose what sort of products they use and consume.