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Chart of Biotech Food Crops

Biotech Food Crops
The development and release of genetically engineered organisms and their products has proceeded globally at a rapid rate, facilitated by vigorous partnerships between governments, scientists and corporations. 206 GMO crops are approved for use in the United States, and 183 in Canada. Millions of patents are in process and all living creatures are considered potential candidates for genetic modification and cultivation as bio-factories for human purposes and profit.
By 2010, developing countries began to plant a larger portion of the world's biotech crops (53%) than industrialized countries (47%).

Sources

International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), "Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops 2017", www.isaaa.org; "Percentage of Genetically Modified Crops in the U.S. 2019", www.statista.com

Tags: agriculture, biotech crops in the world, gmo crops, hectares of biotech crops, cotton, soy, corn, canola, sugar beet, biotech food crops, toxics-biotechnology

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