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Genetically modified organisms (GMO) Production 2013

“Since the mid-1990s, the release of GMOs into the environment and the marketing of foods derived from GM crops has resulted in a scientific and public debate. Despite the potential benefits of the application of genetic engineering in agriculture in order to improve the quality and the reliability of the food supply, since the beginning, public and scientific concerns have been raised in many parts of the world about environmental and food safety of GM crops.” (quoted from Buiatti et al, 2013)

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Technical Notes

This map shows countries proportional according to the total GMO agricultural area (hectares) there in 2013. GMO refers to Genetically Modified Organisms.

Data sources
This map uses data produced as part of a publication by Paull & Hennig (2016) in the Atlas of Organics: Four maps of the world of organic agriculture (last accessed June 2019).

Further notes on the data, as well as all modifications to the original data source are noted in our data sheets.

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