Transgenic Crops Worldwide: Current Situation and Future Outlook
In this paper, the global adoption of commercialized transgenic crops from 1996 to 1999 is reviewed, and the most recent period (1998–99) is characterized in detail. The global distribution of transgenic crops is described and a global database analyzing transgenic crops in 1998 and 1999 by country, crop and trait is presented. Estimates of the value of the global transgenic crop market during the period 1995 to 1999 are provided. In addition to these data on the current global status of commercialized transgenic crops, a brief commentary is provided on several issues, including the future outlook for transgenics, consolidation in the agri-biotech industry, the principal issues related to transgenic crops and their potential role for global food security.
KeywordsTransgenic Crop Future Outlook Transgenic Seed Global Food Security Herbicide Tolerance
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