Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops Continues in the U.S.


Graph via USDA Economic Research Service Data Sets

It’s pretty obvious, even without reading the data in the above graph, that the adoption of genetically engineered crops is on the rise in this country. 

According to the Economic Research Service of the USDA, “U.S. farmers have adopted genetically engineered (GE) crops widely since their introduction in 1996, notwithstanding uncertainty about consumer acceptance and economic and environmental impacts. Soybeans and cotton genetically engineered with herbicide-tolerant traits have been the most widely and rapidly adopted GE crops in the U.S., followed by insect-resistant cotton and corn.” 

Just a little reminder: You are what you eat. Does genetically modified food sound like a smart idea?

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2 responses to “Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops Continues in the U.S.

  1. I think it’s a terrible idea! At the very least, any food product with GMO ingredients ought to have those ingredients labeled as such. The fact that companies don’t want to do that (because then customers will avoid those products), should say a lot….

    • Exactly! If we’re already buying food with the nutrition breakdown itemized, we should also have the information when food contains GMOs.

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