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In its most recent report, the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture said that despite uncertainty about consumer acceptance, farmers in the U.S. have adopted genetically engineered (GE) crops widely since their commercial introduction in 1996. Soybeans and cotton have been the most widely adopted GE crops in the U.S., followed by corn.

Adoption of GE soybean (only herbicide tolerant varieties) reached 94 percent of the total soybean in the U.S. in 2016. Adoption of all GE cotton (both HT and insect resistant/Bt traits, reached 93 percent of cotton acreage in the U.S.. Adoption of all GE corn accounted for 92 percent of corn acreage in 2016.

 

Source: USDA ERS, July 14, 2016.

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