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More of World's Crops Are Genetically Engineered

The amount of land devoted to genetically engineered crops grew 10 percent last year, and 7 percent the year before.  Farmers in major grain and soy exporting countries are increasingly adopting the new seeds.

GM crops now cover 10 percent of the world's farmland, up from none at all just 15 years ago.

USA Today reports:

“A total of 29 countries worldwide now plant GM crops, with the United States planting the most, at 165 million acres, Brazil with 63 million acres, and Argentina with 56 million. But debate over use of these crops continues ... Opponents, such as the Union of Concerned Scientists, charge that the crops could represent unknown hazards to animals and humans who eat them, including possibly adding new allergens and toxins to foods.”

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