Record-setting 170.3 million hectares of biotech crops grown globally in 2012

| February 21, 2013 |

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Developing countries accounted for the first time last year for more than half the global biotech crop area, though the United States remains the primary nation making use of genetically altered crops, according to an industry report.

“The developments we will see over the next five years will be in favor of developing countries. That is where the mouths are that we have to feed,” said Clive James, chairman of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA), which issued the report.

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