Brazilian GM crop area to jump 12% this year
Brazilian farmers are to plant 36.6 million ha of genetically modified crops in 2012/13, up 12.3% on last year, market consultancy Celeres predicts. Soybeans will dominate at some 23.9 million ha. The crop would account for almost two-thirds of all planting of GM lines. The areas for GM maize and cotton are also expected to rise.