Colombian GMO area turns to maize in 2012
Colombia planted 103,230 ha of genetically modified crops in 2012, according to the biotechnology association, the Agro-Bio. That was a similar area to that of 2011, but with a major switch towards GM maize from cotton. The GM maize area rose by over 15,000 ha compared with the previous year to 75,046 ha, while that for GM cotton fell from some 49,000 ha to 28,172 ha. Some 12 ha of GM roses were also cultivated. The Agro-Bio cites figures from the Ministry of Agriculture’s agricultural sciences corporation, the ICA.