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Milestone reached: 4 billionth acre of biotech crops planted globally

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It’s no small number – four billion acres of biotech crops have now been planted globally.  The impressive mark was met and passed Saturday, May 3, 2014, according to the Biotech Counter at Truth About Trade & Technology’s website.

The Biotech Counters, found in the upper right area of the website, track the number of biotech acres planted around the world, and the number of biotech acres harvested around the world (the harvested number is also approaching four billion acres).

Whoever the farmer was and where exactly he or she was at when that number was hit will never be known.  But what is known is biotech crops have been rapidly adopted and grown by farmers around the world, and safely consumed by billions of consumers over and over again.

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