Genetically Modified Crops Banned Around the World

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Farmers all over the world are throwing down political and environmental battle lines over the cultivation of genetically modified (GMO) crops.

On the pro side, supporters claim that changes to the genetic structure of a plant can help it resist weed killers, avoid pests, and yield more crops, but the anti-GMOers remind us that the long-term effects of these foods just aren't clear.

And while some GMO crops are common (like cotton) and others aren't found anywhere (like rice), the countries on these pages have banned GMO versions of major cash crops: sugar beets, maize, eggplant, and more.

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