India ranked as world’s fifth largest cultivated area under genetically modified (GM) crops
According to the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/ GM Crops in 2017 by International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA), India has the world’s fifth largest cultivated area under genetically modified (GM) crops. However, this entire area is under single crop – cotton. Currently, the country with highest area under transgenic crops, at 75 mh, is the United States. US grows GM soyabean, maize (corn), cotton, alfalfa, canola, sugar-beet, potato, apples, squash and papaya.
Topics: Alfalfa • Biological engineering • Biotechnology • Cotton • Emerging technologies • Food and drink • Genetically modified crops • International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications • Life sciences • Maize • Molecular biology