Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Just in from Washington

Farmer Plants 3 Billionth Acre of Biotech Crops

Washington--On Friday, a farmer somewhere in the world—most likely in South America where spring planting is already under way—made agricultural history by planting the world’s 3 billionth acre of biotech crops.

How big is 3 billion acres?” asked Brazilian farmerRichard Franke Dijkstra, a member of theTruth About Trade & TechnologyGlobal Farmer Network. Dijkstra explained in an editorial that 3 billion acres is bigger than the Amazon rainforest and all of Brazil. He went on to write, “It’s big enough to say with absolute certainty that biotechnology is now a thoroughly conventional variety of agriculture.”

Biotech by the Numbers

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