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The figure portrays the 111-times increase of the global area of genetically engineered cultivated crops from 1996 to 2017. In 2014, farmers used glyphosate at an average rate of 1.5-2.0 kilograms per hectare, applying it to 22-30% of globally-cultivated cropland. In 2016 alone, 800,000 tons of this herbicide were sold globally, making it by far the primary herbicide used. Over 90% of glyphosate is used for agricultural purposes, and the remainder mainly used to control weeds in railway lines, public areas and private gardens.

This figure is extracted from the publication "Alternatives for the use of glyphosate" available here.