Farmers plant fewer genetically modified crops | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 16 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 18, 2016

Farmers plant fewer genetically modified crops

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: agriculture, GMO, genetical engineering

For the first time since 1996, farmers worldwide planted fewer acres of genetically modified crops in 2015, down 1% from 2014 to 444.0 million acres. The decline is partly attributable to increased regulation, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, the industry group that reported the results.

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Source: International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications
An infographic showing what countries grow how much acreage of GMO crops.
 
Source: International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications
 
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