GMO crop plantings in industrialized nations fell about 2% in 2013 to 81 million hectares as Canada sowed less modified canola, Australia cut back on cotton, according to new report

LOS ANGELES , February 13, 2014 () – According to a report by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, genetically modified (GMO) crop plantings in industrialized nations fell about 2% to 81 million hectares in 2013 as Canada sowed less modified canola and Australia cut back on cotton, Bloomberg LP reported Feb. 12.

That's the first time such plantings in these nations fell since the technology was commercialized in 1996, the report said.

The primary source of this article is Bloomberg LP, New York, New York, on Feb. 12, 2014.

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