The U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA FAS)
released the Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report on the
agri-biotech status of South Africa.
The report highlights that the production of GE com, soybeans, and cotton in
South Africa has reached 2.7 million hectares. About 94% of corn plantings,
over 95% of soybean plantings, and 100% of cotton plantings are all GE
seeds. Thus, the country is the largest GE crops producer in Africa, and
ninth in the world.