Analysis: Global status of commercialised biotech/GM crops in 2005

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According to a report released by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), global biotech crop area continues to soar in 2005, after decade of commercialisation.

The report, released in January 2006, states that farmer demand has driven annual double-digit increases in biotech crop adoption since the crops were commercialised a decade ago. In 2005, four new countries and a quarter million more farmers planted biotech crops as part of an 11 percent increase in global biotech crop area. 

To read the executive summary of the report on ISAAA website, click here.

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