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Brazil has shifted in the second put by surface to Argentina, specialized in crops are soybean, corn and cotton, has 21.3 million hectares. Respite of Brazil is due to his remarkable increase (35%) in the last year, in a clear example of the commitment that the Government of Lula da Siva has made this production model. Other markets where genetically modified crops are allowed, such as India and Canada have a production of 8.2 and 8.4 million hectares respectively are placed away from them. It is said that, in the case of the European market, implantation is much lower and, even, in some countries the reluctance by the possible risks in health and the environment have led Governments to restrictively legislate this kind of genetically modified crops. Not However, in recent months, is being carried out certain guidelines that show an openness to this niche market. Thus, in March, the European Union (EU) authorized, after twelve years of reticence, the cultivation of a potato genetically modified, developed by the German company Basf, intended for the production of starch for the paper industry. The European authorization opens the door to drinking this type of cultivation to include a clause that allows the presence in a timely manner (by 0.9%) of transgenic food in food for humans. This opening has backed by consumers, as it indicates the latest Eurobarometer (official probe of the European Commission) on Agriculture and common agricultural policy, published in March 2010?, said Carlos Vicente, expert in transgenic agriculture at IE Business School and director of biotechnology and corporate relations in Spain, Portugal and Egypt of Monsanto.

In it, he reveals that an overwhelming majority (90%) ( consumers) considers agriculture as a key factor for the future. And 77% believe that European farmers should take advantage of agricultural biotechnological advances in order to be competitive and combat challenges such as those arising from climate change. Adds us in his report, that in Spain, there are 16 authorized varieties of maize, destined for animal consumption with genetic modifications.

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