Spanish farmers help biotechnological crops grow 20% during the year 2012
After 15 years of sustained maize growing, the growing adoption of genetically modified crops is maintained for another year, with a historical record in terms of hectares cultivated with these seeds. During the year 2012, 30% of the total surface area of maize grain in Spain was sowed with genetically modified seeds. Spanish farmers have chosen biotechnological seeds for another year, as a result of their economic, social and environmental benefits.
Sowing genetically modified maize that is protected against the corn borer plagues has resulted in historical figures during the year 2012, with the cultivation of 116.306 hectares, which represents 30% of the total maize grain surface cultivated in Spain.