A total of seventy countries have adopted the biotech crops via cultivation and importation in the year 2018, which happens to be the 23rd year of the continuous adoption of biotech crop. Twenty-six countries have planted about 191.7 million hectares of the biotech crops that added approximately 1.9 million hectares to the planting record in the year 2017. This continuous adoption of the biotech crops by the farmers all over the world shows that the biotech crops are continuing to help in meeting the global challenges of hunger, climate change, and malnutrition.
In the year 2018, it was reported in the UN’s State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, that hunger was growing more and more for the last three consecutive years, and at levels that were equivalent to the records from a decade ago. Moreover, the Global Report on Food Crises in the year 2017 showed that hunger and malnutrition were continuing to rise, putting about 108 million people in 48 different countries either at risk or else in severe food insecurity. The Biotech crops were developed with better traits like increased yield, greater resistance to pests, better nutrition, and among others, are extremely necessary for addressing these global challenges that are affecting the lives of countless families throughout the world.