More than 80% of global soybeans are grown from genetically modified crops, but the trend is spreading to many other crops. "Everybody thinks it's just a U.S. thing, and that's far from the case now. With the exception of Europe, it's pretty well-adopted around the world," said David Morgan, president of Syngenta Seeds. The next generation of biotech crops will be those that can be grown with less water and can improve flavors or bring health benefits to consumers, Morgan added.

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