Agricultural biotechnology is critical to the future of Australian plant industries, as it will allow greater freedom for the development of more efficient, environmentally and socially sustainable food, fibre and industrial product value chains that will:
- Facilitate the offer of a wider range of consumer benefits through the development of innovative food and health solutions,
- Allow producers to access new options for managing the interface between farming and the natural resource base,
- Provide a range of alternatives to meet the challenges of global climate change and,
- Allow the Australian plant industries to diversify into the production of a range of new industrial and renewable energy products.