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Dr. Stuart Smyth

Dr. Stuart Smyth

Dr. Stuart Smyth is an Associate Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Saskatchewan, where he holds the Agri-Food Innovation and Sustainability Enhancement Chair. His research focuses on sustainability, agriculture, innovation and food. Dr. Smyth publishes a weekly blog on these topics at: With well over 100 academic publications, Dr. Smyth is recognized as a leading expert on barriers to innovation and regulatory efficiency.

Dr. Smyth specializes in research on regulatory barriers to food security, especially those that restrict investments into new plant breeding technologies, such as genome editing and that delay, or prevent, the commercialization of genetically modified and genome-edited crops. Recent publications include authored books with William Kerr and Peter Phillips, GM Agriculture and Food Security: Fears and Facts, published by CABI (2019). Dr. Smyth is the Secretary General of the International Consortium on Applied Bioeconomy Research, which organizes an annual conference on the impacts of the bioeconomy and biotechnology.

Dr. Smyth was recognized by the Agriculture Students Association in the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Agriculture and Bioresources as the 2022 Professor of the Year.

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