Richard Gray is a Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics of the College of Agriculture and Bioresources of the University of Saskatchewan. He earned his PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics for University of California, at Berkeley. Since 1990, he has supervised more than fifty graduates students with research topics ranging from international trade, land use, risk and production economics, food safety, economics of nutrition, climate change, food security GM regulation, agricultural marketing, grain transportation and various aspects of agricultural innovation. For the past decade his research has focused on the economics of research, intellectual property management, innovation systems. Prof. Gray led the Canadian Agricultural Innovation Regulation Network from 2003 to 2013 and currently holds the Canadian Grain Policy Chair at the University of Saskatchewan. He also continues to be actively involved in his family’s grain farm.