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Table 2

Major global transgenic crops and traits in 2013. Data from James (2013) Global Status of Commercialized Biotech/GM Crops: 2013. ISAAA Brief 46, http://www.isaaa.org/resources/publications/briefs/46/default.asp.

Crop Area, Mha %

Soybean 84.5 48
Maize 57.4 33
Cotton 23.9 14
Rapeseed/canola 8.2 5
Sugar beet 0.5 < 1
Alfalfa 0.1 < 1
Others 0.6 < 1
Total 175.2 100

Trait Area, Mha %

Herbicide tolerance 100 57
Insect resistance (Bt) 31 18
Herbicide tolerance + 44 25
Insect resistance
Others < 0.1 < 1
Total 175 100

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