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Genetically modified plants:
Global Cultivation Area

Maize



Acreage of GM maize
in million hectares

 


GM maize share in the total maize acreage of a country

 

 YearCultivation Area in Million Hectares 
Total MaizeGM MaizeGMO
Ratio
Global199814021.4%
200816137.323%
20091584226%
USA199729,62.89,.5%
200835.328.280%
200935.229.985%
Canada19971.060.032.8%
20071.41.1784%
Argentina19983.180.0170.5%
20073.92.884%
20083.42.883%
20092.52.185%
South Africa19982.960.0030.1%
20072.81.657%
20093.01.963%
Spain19980.460.0183.9%
20090.340.07620%
France19993.10.00010.003%
2007 0.021 
Germany*19980.340.00040.1%
20082.080.0030.15%
Portugal19990.120.0010.8%
2009 0.005 
Czech Republic20050.290.000150.05%
20090.270.0062,4%
Honduras20020.370.00050.1%
20070.350.0072.0%
Philippines20032.380.231.0%
20082,740.3512.8%
20092,70.519%
Egypt20080.720.00070,1%
20090,70.0010.1%
Brazil200814.71.39%
200914536%

 

*In Germany, by 2005, there was only experimental or trial cultivation; From 2006 the figure refers to the commercial cultivation.

The figures are based on international agricultural statistics, partly on estimates and unverified press reports. The country summary shows the first information about cultivation of GM maize as well as the recent state of acreage.

 


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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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