This makes biotech crops the fastest adopted crop technology in recent history," report author and ISAAA
founder Clive James said.
2006, "Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2006," ISAAA
also noted that 12 million farmers from 23 countries planted biotech crops in 2007, up from 10.
Clive James, Brief 35: Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2006, International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications, ISAAA
reported that in 2006, the total area of GM crops reached 100 million hectares, and the number of farmers growing them exceeded 10 million.
says an extra $50 per hectare, university researchers $35, and the survey team found farmers gained only $18 in the second year, but in the first year those who did not use GM cotton were better off than those who did.
This makes biotech crops the fastest adopted crop technology in recent history," said Clive James, veteran author of the annual report and chair and founder of ISAAA
(see website) publishes annual uptake of GM crops.
This was highlighted by country's renowned biotechnologists at launching ceremony of ISAAA
Brief 46) on global status of genetically modified (GM) crops.
Executive summary of global status of commercialized biotech/GM crops: ISAAA
There was a 7% global increase in the amount of GM crops grown last year compared to 2008, according to industry body ISAAA
, which said 14 million farmers worldwide grew 134 million hectares (330 million acres) of GM crops.
His comments come as global GM crops industry body ISAAA
said 14 million farmers worldwide grew 134 million hectares (330 million acres) of genetically engineered produce last year - a rise of 7% on 2008.