U.S. GMO crop acreage levels off, but still dominates corn, soybeans, and cotton
Published: October 4, 2018
Category: GMO News, The Organic & Non-GMO Report Newsletter
Acreage of genetically modified crops such as corn, soybeans, and cotton has leveled off but GMO varieties still account for more than 90 percent of the three crops.
In 2018, herbicide-tolerant GMO soybeans accounted for 94 percent of all soybeans planted, the same percentage each year since 2014. Ninety-two percent of the corn planted in 2018 was GMO varieties, the same percentage each year since 2015. With cotton, 94 percent of the crop was planted in GMO varieties, a slight decrease from 96 percent since 2017.
Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service
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