Cotton is the primary crop for producing textiles around the world. As such, it was targeted early on by biotech companies and there are now 56 events (types) of genetically modified cotton, the second most behind corn (maize)1. Though cotton fiber is not common in consumer packaged goods, cottonseed oil is becoming more so as prices drop.
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- “GM Approval Database: Cotton.” GM Approval Database. International Service for the Acquisition Of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA), n.d. Web.
- Acreage. Washington: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Statistical Reporting Service, Crop Reporting Board, 2015. 26. USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, June 2015. Web.