Chart of Biotech Food Crops
The development and release of genetically engineered organisms and their products has proceeded globally at a rapid rate, facilitated by vigorous partnerships between governments, scientists and corporations. 206 GMO crops are approved for use in the United States, and 183 in Canada. Millions of patents are in process and all living creatures are considered potential candidates for genetic modification and cultivation as bio-factories for human purposes and profit.
By 2010, developing countries began to plant a larger portion of the world's biotech crops (53%) than industrialized countries (47%).
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