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GM crops: A story in numbers

A Correction to this article was published on 29 May 2013

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In the nearly two decades since they were first commercialized, genetically modified (GM) crops have gained ground on their conventional counterparts. The vast majority are grown in five countries. Four crops feature, with two main traits: herbicide tolerance and insect resistance. See slideshow (below).

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  • 16 May 2013

    The world map originally highlighted Slovenia instead of Slovakia as one of the world’s GM-crop producers. This error has now been fixed.

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GM crops: A story in numbers. Nature 497, 22–23 (2013).

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