Biotech Updates

Honduras to Increase GM Maize Cultivation

June 13, 2008

Honduras is promoting the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) corn "as a viable strategy" to improve productivity and meet the demand for food. The country’s Minister of Agriculture, Hector Hernandez, sees the use of GM varieties as the key to overcoming maize shortage in the region. Honduras plans to increase the area planted to corn and sorghum this year, including an additional 140,000 hectares for maize and 14,000 hectares for sorghum. Last year, the country planted 122,500 hectares of maize.

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