ERS Report: Biotech Varieties More Popular Than Conventional Ones


American farmers continue to choose biotech varieties over their conventional counterparts, according to a report released Thursday by the Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service.

Among the findings of the ERS report, Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S., adoption of biotech soybeans is 93 percent in 2010, up from 91 percent in 2009; adoption of biotech cotton climbed to 93 percent in 2010, up from 88 percent in 2009; and adoption of all biotech corn reached 86 percent in 2010, up from 85 percent in 2009.

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