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Biotech is Booming Around the World

Here are some key facts, courtesy of CropLife International.

  • Farmers in 28 countries planted a record 181.5 million hectares last year.
  • More than half of the world’s population lives in countries where biotech crops are grown.
  • Biotech has increased crop production and improved farm incomes by $133 billion.
  • Farmers in the developing world are planting more biotech crops than in industrial countries.
Biotech is Booming

Biotech crops are growing in popularity. Farmers in 28 countries planted a record 181.5 million hectares last year – up from 175.2 million in 2013.

Source: CropLife International

Robynne Anderson

Robynne has extensive experience in the agriculture and food sector, working throughout the value chain – from basic inputs to farmers in the field to the grocery store shelf. She works internationally in the sector, including speaking at the United Nations on agriculture and food issues, and representing the International Agri-Food Network at the UN.Throughout her career she has worked with farm organisations like the Prairie Oat Growers Association, the National Smallholder Farmers Association of Malawi and the Himalayan Farmers Association, as well as global groups, to further the voice of agriculture in the food debate. She has also worked with Fortune 500 companies growing worldwide businesses to assist them with issues management and strategy decisions.

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