Genetically modified soya in South Africa

It might surprise you to learn that there are very few kinds of GM crops growing in the world today. “The four major crops are soya, maize, cotton and canola. The most commonly grown GM crop is soya.”

It makes up almost half of all GM crops grown around the world. This soya has been genetically engineered to survive applications of herbicides (weedkiller), the most common one being Monsanto’s RoundUp. South Africa is a tiny player on the world soya market, but has completely adopted GM soya production.

Read fact sheet here.