As, the demand for GMO food is on a continuous rise, stacked traits, a mix of more than one transgene, is expected to see the highest growth when compared to Herbicide Tolerance (HT) and Insect Resistance (IR).
The global genetically modified organism’s food market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.2% by the end of 2021. The production of genetically modified crops will increase from 112 million tons in 2015 to 130 million tons in the year 2021.
North America was the largest market for genetically modified food market in the year 2014. Currently in the U.S, 86% of corn, 93% of soybean and 90% of cotton are genetically engineered. However, in Canada only four kinds of GM crops are grown; corn, soy, canola, sugar beet.
At present, Europe imports approximately 60 GM products from other countries, especially maize, soy bean, cotton and sugar beet. In addition to that, Seventeen new genetically modified food items have been given a green signal to be imported in Europe.
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