Farmers worldwide planted 11% more acreage of biotech seeds in 2000 than in 1999, according to a report by the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications. While growth rates of biotech acreage in some developing countries rose sharply in 2000, U.S. use of genetically engineered crops began to level off, in part due to increased genetically altered corn production in Argentina and South Africa.

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