Biotech Crops Sustain Growth in 2014: The Philippines ranked 12th with 0.8 million hectares planted to GM crops

For the 19th consecutive year since its adoption in 1996, total global hectarage of biotech crops continued to increase in 2014, making it the fastest adopted crop technology in recent times. The disclosure was made during the “Media Conference on the Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops in 2014” organized by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) in collaboration with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study on Research in Agriculture (SEARCA).