Brazil GMO Planting to Increase by 14 Percent This Season

Brazil will increase the amount of land planted with genetically modified soy, corn and cotton by 14 percent this season from a year ago as it shoulders a growing share of the world’s agricultural output, local analytics firm Celeres said on Monday.

That is more than the 12.3 percent expansion in GMO crops Celeres estimated in August. Brazilian farmers invested heavily in technology to increase productivity this season, particularly in soybeans.

Nearly 89 percent of Brazil’s soybean crop, which is likely to be the largest in the world when it is harvested early next year, has been planted with GMO seeds, Celeres said.

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