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Corn+Soybean Digest

Biotech Adoption Increases

Growers around the world continue to choose genetically engineered crops, according to a recent report by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications.

A record 14 million farmers in 25 countries are using ag biotechnology today; 90% (13 million) are resource-poor farmers in developing countries, it says. Globally, 330 million acres were planted in 2009 vs. 309 million in 2008.

The primary U.S. biotech crops are corn, cotton, canola and soybeans, but also squash, papaya,alfalfa and sugarbeets.

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