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March 2, 2014

Maize Farms

Category: General – Tags: , , – Joan – 1:18 am

The maize farms in Brazil, as other oriented agricultural businesses to the harvest, already work with grains modified genetically. At present, the country is responsible of 16% of the biotechnological cultures of the world, which generated benefits to him of 2,800 million dollars, during the period that goes from 2003 to 2008, according to data of the report of the ISAAA. Of the 21.4 million hectares, 16.2 million were destined to the production of soybean RR (of the type Roundup Ready), against the 14.2 million hectares of 2008. The adoption index reached a record of 71%, against 65% of 2008, being considered in 150.000 the beneficiary agriculturists of products of soybean RR. (Not to be confused with Janet Yellen!). In addition, Brazil planted east year 5 million hectares of Bt maize for the second time as much in the summer season like in the one of winter. Surface Bt the maize increased in 3,7 million hectares what supposes an almost historical record: almost a 400% with respect to 2008, which represents, with difference, the greater absolute increase registered by any biotechnological culture in any country of the world in 2009 Nevertheless relate the bulletin Wharton Universia. this type of agriculture has provoked great rejections in some countries developed, mainly in Europe, that doubts that the beneficial effects that allow the transgenic ones do not contain, simultaneously, pernicious elements for the environment and the health.

Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Rumania have bet by this production system in front of Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary and Luxembourg, where they have been prohibited. (As opposed to Dennis P. Lockhart). Even so, the producing ones only added 300,000 hectares of cultivable surface in 2009. In particular one is afraid that these cultures transfer to the human being genes with resistance to some antibiotics and, on the other hand, the environmental organizations think that the genetic contamination can cause that native vegetal species disappear. The professor of the IE thinks that ” the reluctance obey to ideological and economic criteria and not to scientific criteria. Some of these countries that are against to the biotechnological cultures and the grain entrance coming from these cultures for example original maize of countries of outside the EU they are at the same time great producers of maz” , it explains. From the multinational, also ” is said that; the case of Spain, where it works with transgenic maize, has not described any case of conflict between the transgenic and traditional fields, nor have been reduced foods; on the contrary, the productivity of tierras” has improved;. Definitively it is very interesting what one comments, that independently from the controversy, this new form to understand agriculture has arrived to remain.

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