Developing countries grew close to 50% of the world's transgenic crops, with China, India, Brazil, Argentina and South Africa contributing 44%. A total of 16.7-million farmers used transgenic seed last year, up from 1.3 million in 2010. Stacked-trait crops continue to show rapid growth. Very few novel traits were deregulated, but Brazilian authorities did approve a virus-resistant bean. Europe witnessed the lowest number of field trials since 1991, when records began.

Global area by transgenic trail

Global area of transgenic crops by country

EU transgenic crop field trials

Historical global area and value of transgenic crops

Transgenic crop adoption rate in the US

Transgenic crop and/or traits receiving approval