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Over 1 billion ha of GM crops planted in 15 years

The cumulative global area of genetically modified crops exceeded 1,000 million ha in the 15 years of commercial GM crop planting to 2010, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA). The rapidly increasing adoption of the technology is reflected by the fact that it took ten years for total plantings to top 500 million ha and just another five years to reach the 1,000 million ha mark, the ISAAA points out.


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