World’s GM crops crops larger than U.S. by half

| March 1, 2013
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Editorial summary:

Here’s an excellent visual breakdown of the recent ISAAA report on the global prevalence of GM crops, including total global area of GM crops versus the area of the U.S. and GM plantings in developing countries versus industrialized ones.

An excerpt:

Despite persisting concerns over genetically modified crops, a new industry report (PDF) shows that GMO farming is taking off around the world. In 2012, GMO crops grew on about 420 million acres of land in 28 countries worldwide, a record high according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, an industry trade group.

View the original article here: CHARTS: World’s GMO Crop Fields Could Cover the US 1.5 Times Over

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