The planting of transgenic corn declines in the EU

Maize (Corn)
Published Nov 8, 2023

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The use of genetically modified crops in the European Union has been decreasing, with a significant decrease observed in 2022. Currently, Spain is the main country where these crops are concentrated, particularly MON810 corn. However, the cultivation of GMO crops is only 1% of the total area cultivated with corn in the EU. Many EU countries have used the exit or safeguard clause to restrict or prohibit the use and sale of genetically modified crops in their territories.
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(NAP) The use of genetically modified crops (GMO) in the European Union is decreasing and had a significant decrease in 2022 in the countries in which their planting was approved. The information was published on the German portal, where it was highlighted that these crops are mainly concentrated in Spain, with MON810 corn (Bt corn), which is currently the only transgenic crop authorized in the EU. Compared to 2013, Spanish fields are currently planted with half of Bt corn, and its share in total corn production in Spain fell from around 30% to 21.3%. In relation to the total area cultivated with corn in the EU, the share of GMOs is only 1%. Apart from Spain, MON810 was only planted in Portugal in 2022. 20 years after the first planting, the areas with transgenic varieties increased continuously until 2013 when they amounted to 137,000 hectares. Then cultivation figures began to fall (more markedly in the 2015 and 2022 campaigns) Countries In Spain, with 68,000 ...
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