Genetically modified seed producer Monsanto is arguing that a recent report that claimed that GM food is a failure does not correspond to production figures.
According to Monsanto, land in North America used to grow GM drops has increased by 15% each year since 1996. The company also claims that 30% of corn, 50% of cotton and 70% of soya beans are produced using GM technology, reported ABC News. Monsanto believes that its figures prove that the report is flawed.
Monsanto is protesting against a report by the UK Soil Association, Britain’s main organic food certifier, which claimed that GM crops have failed to deliver substantial benefits to US farmers.
To see an earlier story on the Soil Association report, click here.