NEWS
South America Calling
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Fri Apr 11, 2014 02:25 PM CDT

Brazil's soybean crop was 92% genetically modified in the 2013-14 season, according to Celeres, a local farm consultancy.

That figure represents a small increase from the 89% measured last season.

According to Celeres' numbers, GM soybeans with resistance to glyphosate and insects corresponded to 8% of planted area. The majority of those beans were of Monsanto's Intacta RR2 Pro variety, which was launched commercially this season.

Beans with stacked herbicide and insect resistance are expected to spread over the next couple of harvests.

GM corn will cover 82% of total Brazilian area this season, with that number rising to 90% ...

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