USDA releases new data on Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S.
News Jul 08, 2009
Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops in the U.S. Overview
U.S. farmers have adopted genetically engineered (GE) crops widely since their introduction in 1996, notwithstanding uncertainty about consumer acceptance and economic and environmental impacts. Soybeans and cotton genetically engineered with herbicide-tolerant traits have been the most widely and rapidly adopted GE crops in the U.S., followed by insect-resistant cotton and corn. This data product summarizes the extent of adoption of herbicide-tolerant and insect–resistant crops since their introduction in 1996. Three tables devoted to corn, cotton, and soybeans cover the 2000-09 period by State.
Adoption of GE crops has grown steadily in the United States since their introduction in 1996. Data
* All tables in one Excel workbook (multiple worksheets) For more information, contact: Jorge Fernandez-Cornejo