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Tuesday, 23 March 2010

GMOs increase worldwide, but drop in Europe

2009 figures proved that genetically modified crops are witnessing a new "wave of growth" throughout the world, but they are decreasing in Europe, a recent report revealed. Globally 14 million farmers (700,000 more than 2008) planted 134 million ha of GMOs, thus increasing by 7.2 percent over 2008, according to the annual report of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA). However, while increasing worldwide, in Europe the surfaces devoted to GM cultivation registered a drop by 12%. It is noteworthy that the growth of transgenics was much higher in developing countries: 13 percent (7 million ha in 2009) compared to 3 percent (2 million ha) in industrialized countries. As a result, almost half (46 percent) of the total area corresponds to developing countries where some 13 million small farmers with limited resources are working.

Source: Green Planet

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