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Genetically modified plants:
Global Cultivation Area

Maize

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Acreage of GM maize in million hectares

 

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GM maize share in the total maize acreage of a country

 

  Cultivation since Cultivation area 2013 (in million hectares)
GMO Ratio 2013
Global 1997 57.4 32%
USA1997 35.6 90%
Canada1997 1.7 98%
Argentina1998 3.2 80%
Paraguay 2012 0.5n. a.
South Africa1998 2.4 86%
Spain1998 0.1n. a.
EU 281998 0.1n. a.
Columbia 2013 <0.1
n. a.
Honduras2002 <0.1
n. a.
Philippines2003 0.8n. a.
Cuba 2008 0.3n. a.
Egypt2008 0n. a.
Chile 2002 20.0n. a.
Brazil2008 12.9 82%

 

GM maize is also grown on a small scale in Portugal, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Romania.

The figures are based on international agricultural statistics, partly on estimates and unverified press reports.


An EU Research Project

What are the risks of growing GM crops?

What are the benefits?

Numerous studies have addressed the potential impacts of genetically modified (GM) plants. Yet the existing evidence on the effects of GM plants is often contradictory and the quality of scientific research varies widely.

Therefore, the GRACE project will establish new tools for assessing the quality of existing studies and will conduct comprehensive reviews to identify health, environmental and socio-economic impacts of GM plants.

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