USDA ERS – Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops by U.S. Farmers Has Increased Steadily for Over 15 Years

Genetically engineered (GE) crops with pest management traits first became commercially available for major crops in 1996. More than 15 years later, adoption of these crop varieties by U.S. farmers is widespread (170 million acres planted in 2013), and many products derived from these GE crops—including cornmeal, oils, and sugars—are commonly used in food products.

USDA ERS – Adoption of Genetically Engineered Crops by U.S. Farmers Has Increased Steadily for Over 15 Years.