Biotech acres continue to rise, although not in U.S.

Over past 20 years, biotech crop acreage has seen 100-fold increase and increasing acceptance in developing countries.

Last year marked the 20th anniversary (1996-2015) of the commercialization of genetically modified (GM) crops, and the final numbers are in for total world planting figures. Although acceptance remains high, there was actual a slight slowdown of use in 2015, according to the latest annual report from International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA).

Following a remarkable run of 19 years of consecutive yearly growth from 1996 to 2014, the annual global

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