This paper is relevant to the impact areas in the following areas:
|Crops:||Cotton, Maize, Oilseed Rape, Other, Papaya, Potato, Rice, Soybean, Sweet Potato, Wheat|
|Traits:||Herbicide Tolerance, Insect Res. (BT), Insect Resistance|
|Tags:||global benefits, global crops, global hectarage, global review, global traits|
Abstract or Summary
In 2007, for the twelfth consecutive year, the global area of biotech crops continued to soar. Remarkably, growth continued at a sustained double-digit growth rate of 12%, or 12.3 million hectares (30 million acres) – the second highest increase in global biotech crop area in the last five years – reaching 114.3 million hectares (282.4 million acres). The number of countries planting biotech crops increased to 23, and comprised 12 developing countries and 11 industrial countries with the first eight of these countries grew more than 1 million hectares each.
Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2007 (ISAAA Briefing No 37) Executive Summary (held on an external server, and so may require additional authentication details)
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