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Farmers continue to prefer biotech seeds—over 90 percent of soy, corn, & cotton are GE

| July 16, 2013
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Because of the environmental, economical and societal benefits they provide, genetically engineered (GE) varieties of soybeans, cotton and corn are the preferred choice of U.S. farmers, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

In the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) report, Genetically engineered varieties of corn, upland cotton, and soybeans, by State and for the United States, 2000-13, key findings include

Of all soybeans grown in the United States, 93 percent is a genetically engineered variety in 2013 (was at 93 percent in 2012).

Of all corn grown in the United States, 90 percent is a genetically engineered variety in 2013 (up from 88 percent in 2012).

Of all cotton grown in the United States, 90 percent is a genetically engineered variety in 2013 (was from 94 percent in 2012).

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Because of the environmental, economical and societal benefits they provide, genetically engineered (GE) varieties of soybeans, cotton and corn are the preferred choice of U.S. farmers, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

In the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) report, Genetically engineered varieties of corn, upland cotton, and soybeans, by State and for the United States, 2000-13, key findings include:

  • Of all soybeans grown in the United States, 93 percent is a genetically engineered variety in 2013 (was at 93 percent in 2012).
  • Of all corn grown in the United States, 90 percent is a genetically engineered variety in 2013 (up from 88 percent in 2012).
  • Of all cotton grown in the United States, 90 percent is a genetically engineered variety in 2013 (was from 94 percent in 2012).

click image to zoom Dr. Cathleen Enright, Executive Vice President for Food and Agriculture for the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), issued the following statement in response to the report’s findings:

– See more at: http://www.porknetwork.com/pork-news/latest/US-farmers-continue-to-prefer-biotech-crop-varieties-215281511.html#sthash.AdV0BFZ2.dpufBecause of the environmental, economical and societal benefits they provide, genetically engineered (GE) varieties of soybeans, cotton and corn are the preferred choice of U.S. farmers, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

 

In the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) report, Genetically engineered varieties of corn, upland cotton, and soybeans, by State and for the United States, 2000-13, key findings include:

 

Of all soybeans grown in the United States, 93 percent is a genetically engineered variety in 2013 (was at 93 percent in 2012).

 

Of all corn grown in the United States, 90 percent is a genetically engineered variety in 2013 (up from 88 percent in 2012).

 

Of all cotton grown in the United States, 90 percent is a genetically engineered variety in 2013 (was from 94 percent in 2012).

 

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