Genetically modified (GM) seeds have been adopted on more than half of U.S. cropland

Line chart showing percent of area planted to genetically modified crops between 1994 and 2020.

The U.S. crop seed industry has become more concentrated, with fewer and larger firms dominating seed supply. Seed prices have risen substantially, especially for genetically modified varieties, reflecting the value of improved seed varieties and gains in market power for top seed companies.

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