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Spain GM maize area jumps to landmark level

Spanish maize growers have planted almost 100,000 ha of Monsanto’s genetically modified insect-resistant MON810 maize this year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture. Planting of the line rose by 27% compared with last year to 97,326 ha, making up 26.5% of the total maize area. That is a significant jump as the GM maize area in Europe’s main adopter of the crop had seemed to reach a ceiling. It soared from around 50,000 ha in 2006 to over 75,000 ha in 2007 ( Agrow No 578, p 13), and hovered around 75,000-80,000 ha since. The Spanish biotechnology association, the Antama, recently reported its study findings that 93% of GM maize farmers from last year would plant the MON810 line again ( Agrow No 608, p 10). MON810 is the only GM maize available for planting in the EU.


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