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Genetic engineering and world seed market

Sources: Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2016, www.isaaa .org; Monsanto 2017 Annual Report,


The map and diagrams have been compiled using data from the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), an international lobbying organization for the development of GMOs in countries of the South. Together, they show the global development of GMO crops, which is dominant in the Americas and increasingly in Asia, particularly for soy – a staple for animal feed and the international meat market – and corn. Countries of the South, with their urgent food needs, represent new markets for biotechnology and glyphosate multinationals.


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