2009-2010 marks the first growing season in which genetically modified seeds exceeded the cultivation of conventional crops in Brazil. According to industry leaders, 67.4% of the Brazilian soybean crop in 2009-2010 was grown with transgenic seeds.
GM soybean and Bt corn are the only two transgenic technologies available for commercial cultivation in Brazil. Until last year, most estimates indicated participation below 50% for transgenics. This milestone marks an advance for agricultural biotechnology in Brazil, where corn and soybeans are the most important crops in the country.
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