NEWS
Alastair Stewart South America Correspondent
Tue Sep 1, 2015 09:44 AM CDT

Brazil GMO Planting On The Rise

Brazilian farmers will plant more genetically engineered grains than ever in the upcoming 2015-16 season as new traits and varieties become established, according to a survey by Celeres, a local farm consultancy.

Total GE soybean, corn and cotton planted area will rise 3.9% to 109 million acres. That represents 90.7% of total area.

"For this harvest, the arrival of new genetically modified events increased the range of options for farmers, (allowing them) to use technologies in line with their farming practices," said Celeres in its report.

Use is growing as GE varieties with stacked ...

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