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28/07/2017

South America projected to overtake US in GMO soy production, accelerate corn output by 2026

The largest area of expansion of transgenics in the world is the southern cone of South America, with Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil.

Corn crop.

Brazil will outperform the United States as the world’s largest soy producer in the next decade, While the increase in maize [corn] production will be driven mainly by Latin America, according to the new Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026.

Brazil and Argentina are the two largest grain growers in Latin America. In both countries, their use of GMO seeds for those two crops is between 90-96%.

The report of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), offers projections of 10 years to 2026 for the main agricultural products.

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