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Report: Biotech crops continue to provide solutions to hunger, malnutrition, climate change

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A total of 70 countries adopted biotech crops through cultivation and importation in 2018, the 23rd year of continuous biotech crop adoption, according to the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops in 2018, a report released by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) recently.

A total of 70 countries adopted biotech crops through cultivation and importation in 2018, the 23rd year of continuous biotech crop adoption, according to the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops in 2018, a report released by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA) recently.

Twenty-six countries 21 developing and five industrialized countries planted 191.7 million hectares of biotech crops, which added 1.9 million hectares to the record of plantings in 2017.

The continuous adoption of biotech crops by farmers worldwide indicate that biotech crops continue to help meet global challenges of hunger, malnutrition and climate change, the ISAAA report said.

 

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