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Biopesticides - Genetically Modified Organisms As Biopesticide Producers

crops percent planted herbicide

Since the 1980s, many crops have been genetically modified to produce biopesticides that will help protect them from insects and pathogens (including viruses). In 1998, 40 million hectares of engineered crops were planted throughout the world (though 74% of the modified cropland is in the United States). Globally, 20 percent of this area has been planted with herbicide-tolerant crops, 8 percent with insect-resistant crops, and 0.3 percent with insect-and herbicide-resistant crops.

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