Thursday, April 15, 2010
Biotech Acres continue to Climb
Worldwide, farmers continue to adopt biotechnology, especially as traits today offer specific solutions to the problems growers face. A new report from the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications states a record 14 million farmers in 25 countries are using agricultural biotechnology today, and 13 million of them are resource-poor farmers in developing countries. In the United States more than 158 million acres of biotech crops were planted in 2009, and the U.S. remains the top country in terms of biotech acreage.