Of course, when you’re researching GMO crops you are most concerned with their safety for your family. But maybe, their availability is bigger than you, bigger than your family, bigger than all of us.
GMO crops are grown around the world by approximately 18 million farmers, most of them in developing countries. In total, more than 75 countries import, grow and/or research GMOs. In 2016, 26 countries planted GMO crops.
Growing GMO crops provides significant benefits to farmers around the world. GMO crops increase their yield and lower their costs to farm. This makes GMOs an important part of alleviating poverty for millions of poor farmers and farm families around the world (equaling approximately 65 million people total).
PG Economics estimates that farmers in developing countries received $3.45 for each dollar invested in genetically engineered crop seeds in 2015.
Use this guide to learn where GMOs are being grown and reviewed for approval around the world.