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ISAAA - Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2014

18 million farmers in 28 countries planted  more than 181 million hectares in 2014, up from 175 million in 27 countries in 2013.

Wednesday 11 February 2015 (3 years 12 days ago)

According to the latest report by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) "Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2014", a record 181.5 million hectares of biotech crops were grown globally in 2014, at an annual growth rate of between 3 and 4%, up 6.3 million hectares from 175.2 million hectares in 2013. This year, 2014, was the 19th year of commercialization, 1996-2014, when growth continued after a remarkable 18 consecutive years of increases every single year; notably 12 of the 18 years were double-digit growth rates.

Remarkably, in 2014 global biotech crop hectarage continued to grow for the 19th consecutive year of commercialization; 18 million farmers in 28 countries planted  more than 181 million hectares in 2014, up from 175 million in 27 countries in 2013.

 

James, Clive. 2014. Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2014. ISAAA Brief No. 49. ISAAA: Ithaca, NY.

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