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Biotech crops are the fastest adopted crop technology in recent times. In 2012, a record 17.3 million farmers grew biotech crops.
FACT #1: 2012 was the 17th year of successful commercialization of biotech crops.
Biotech crops were first commercialized in 1996. Hectarage of biotech crops increased every single year between 1996 to 2012 with 12 years of double digit growth rates, reflecting the confidence and trust of millions of risk-averse farmers around the world, in both developing and industrial countries.
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