MON810 corn area hits new record in the Iberian Peninsula
October 8, 2012
USDA/FAS GAIN report SP 1234
Spain remains the leading EU producer of GE corn with 116,307 ha planted in 2012, followed by Portugal with a 9,278 ha. These two countries account for over 90 percent of the total EU-27 area planted to MON810. In Spain and Portugal, the area planted to GE corn grew by 20 percent compared to previous year. An increased total area planted to corn along with farmers’ steady support of GE crops have resulted in record GE corn plantings in the Iberian Peninsula for the second consecutive year.
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Published: October 8, 2012