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Genetically modified plants:
Global Cultivation Area

Cotton


Acreage of cotton in million hectares worldwide

 

GM cotton share in the total cotton acreage of a country

 

 YearCultivation Area in Million Hectares 
Total CottonGM CottonGMO
Ratio
Global199752.31.411%
2008331547%
2009331649%
USA19975.211.325%
20083.73.286%
20083.63.288%
China19984.720.0340.7%
20076.03.868%
20095.6>3.760%
India20027.850.040.5%
20089.16.9576%
Argentina19980.80.0810%
20070.40.3895%
Australia19970.40.0615%
20070.05*0.047*95%
Indonesia2001 0.004 
20030.012  
Colombia2002 2,000 
20070.0720.02230.6%
Mexico20030.070.02536%
20070.0120.06556.5%
South Africa1998 12,000 
20070.010,00990%
20090,0090,00998%
Burkina Faso20080.40,00852%
20090.40,11529%
Brazil20090.840,14518%

* estimated acreage

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 cotton as well as the recent state of acreage. Missing figures do not mean that the cultivation of GM plants has been stopped. In the overview for the countries the first and last years of cultivation have been given.

 


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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