Half of all U.S. corn acres planted during the 2005 season could have biotech seed, according to estimates from the National Corn Growers Association. The coming season will mark the 10th year biotech corn hybrids have been commercially available to U.S. farmers. In 1996, 4% of the country's total corn acreage was planted with biotech corn seed, but that figure rose to 45% in 2004.

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