Experiences and prospects of genetically engineered crops

José Benjamin Falck-Zepeda

In 2015 there were an estimated 180 million hectares—or 445 million acres—planted to GE crops in 23 countries, representing roughly 12% of world’s total cropland. Almost all GE crops planted worldwide are corn, soybean, cotton and canola engineered to tolerate specific herbicides or resist certain insect species. Other cultivated crops have been engineered for virus resistance and other traits, namely papaya, beans, squash, potatoes, and apples. See more here.