Genetically-Modified Foods Increase Substantially Every Year


by Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Jul 9, 2013 | Views: 80 | Score: 0
Genetically-Modified Crop Production
19961.7
199711
199827.8
199939.9
200044.2
200152.6
200258.7
200367.7
200481
200590
2006102
2007114.3
2008125
2009134
2010148
2011160
2012170.3
Amount of genetically-modified crops grown globally, in million hectacres
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Anthony Sibley (AJ)
Anthony Sibley (AJ) on Jul 9, 2013 12:45 PM said:

In 2012, genetically-engineered crop hectarage reached 170 million hectares-- a 100-fold increase since being commercialized in 1996. 17.3 million farmers grew biotech crops last year, with over 90% resource-poor farmers in developing countries. The money saved on insecticides and the decreased risk greatly incentivize these farmers to produce genetically-altered crops. 20 of 28 countries planting biotech crops are developing countries.