Report: Soybean Production in the Southern Cone of the Americas: Update on Land and Pesticide Use
The history of the soybean production in the Southern Cone of the Americas goes back for more than 100 years. However, it has been in the past 40 years, particularly in the last two decades, that it has experienced an accelerated transformation and expansion through a pattern of industrialized agriculture.
The introduction of genetically modified (GM) varieties in the region has marked a new phase of expansion in soybean production. In the first 14 years after the approval of GM varieties, soybean production grew by 25 million hectares (1996 to 2009), in comparison with the increase of 17 million hectares over the previous 25 years (1971-1995).
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