Genetically engineered ge varieties with pest management traits became commercially available for major crops in 1996 over 15 years later adoption of these varieties by us farmers is widespread and us consumers eat many products derived from ge crops including cornmeal oils and sugars largely unaware that these products were . Currently 85 percent of us cotton acres are planted with genetically engineered insect resistant seeds increases in adoption rates for bt corn may be due to the commercial introduction of new varieties resistant to the corn rootworm and the corn earworm prior to 2003 bt corn varieties only targeted the european corn borer. Data cover genetically engineered ge varieties of corn upland cotton and soybeans for 2000 18 for the us and states data include the extent of adoption of herbicide tolerant ht insect resistant bt and both traits stacked ge crops a summary includes recent trends in ge adoption. High adoption and cultivation of genetically modified crops intensify demand in north america north america had demonstrated supremacy over other regions in the international agricultural biotechnology market due to the high acceptance of genetically modified crops among the consumers therein and their better cultivation. Soybean canola cotton corn sugar beet seeds and wheat are some of the crops which are modified for herbicide tolerance genetically modified seeds market outlook north america dominated the genetically modified seeds market in 2016 owing to high adoption of genetically modified or biotech crops in the region
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