Agriculture in Australia is possible without glyphosate according to a scientist, however money needs to be spent researching options.
CBOT wheat futures surged after a report suggested that Russian government officials had met with grain exporters to discuss export volumes for the current year.
Industry experts have opened up on the impact a suspension on glyphosate, similar to Brazil, would have on Australia's cropping sector.
It was long regarded as too complex, but scientists have completed a full gene map of the wheat plant, which revolutionises wheat breeding.
The Brazilian government will appeal a court decision to ban the use of glyphosate as the herbicide remains a topic of hot debate globally.
Making arguments based on science will not win over consumers regarding the safety of glyphosate - ag has to highlight its overall benefits.
A Californian jury has found the herbicide Roundup was responsible for a man's cancer and ordered Monsanto pay more than $A395 in damages.