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Oct 6, 2011

EuropaBio: Portuguese & Spanish Farmers Increase Use of GE Maize

On 6 October 2011, EuropaBio and  Centre for Biotechnology Information (CiB Portugal) issued a press release on the growth in gene-modified (GM) crops planted in Portugal and Spain.

In Portugal the growth in GM corn was approximately 60% in 2011 - from 3,000 hectares to 7,843 hectares.  In Spain, the acreage planted to GM corn was close to 100,000 hectares.

Facts and figures on estimated costs savings and earnings gained from switching to GM corn are provided by the Centre for Biotechnology Information (CiB Portugal) as is information about interviews conducted with farmers to discuss their preferences and experiences.

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