Biotech’s promise hindered by external factors

Biotech’s promise hindered by external factors

Slow domestic regulations, growing consumer opposition and complicated import barriers affect feed manufacturers

More than 90 percent of the corn, soy, canola and cottonseed grown in the United States is genetically engineered (GE), with a small amount of acreage for organically grown crops. The benefits and premiums for growers to invest in GE crops outweigh the investment in organic crops — something that could change as regulations become more stringent, or consumer demand for organic food increases.