A rising number of farmers continue
to adopt genetically engineered crops, according to a new study from
USDA. Since their introduction in 1996, farmers have rapidly accepted
genetically engineered crops.
Key findings in the USDA study include:
Adoption of biotech soybeans is 91% in 2009.
Adoption of all biotech cotton reached 88% in 2009.
Adoption of all biotech corn climbed to 85% in 2009.
Additionally, the study confirmed
soybeans and cotton genetically engineered with herbicide-tolerant
traits have been the most widely and rapidly adopted genetically
engineered crops in the U.S., followed by insect-resistant cotton and