Here you can see that the percent of  genetically modified cotton in the United States has increased fairly steadily for the last 15 years. Cotton can be modified in many ways, but mostly to make it resistant to certain insects that can compromise the cotton crop. Total yearly cotton production in the United States has also decreased from 2000 to 2015, seeing us move to third behind China and India. It’s hard to prove that these two factors are correlated, but research show that over time, the percentage of GM cotton has increased, as our total production as a county has taken a sharp decline.


One response to “ILA 6

  1. I like how simple, clean, and polished your graph is. It is very specific and the trend can very clearly be seen. I would maybe include a few more years on the x-axis, but overall, this was great!


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