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Are avocados genetically modified? Do some countries sell GMO free varieties?

Are avocados genetically modified? And if so, are there specific countries that sell gmofree varieties?

Submitted by: Karissa07


Expert response from Community Manager

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Friday, 07/08/2015 11:14

While there is a lot of consumer interest in the development of a non-browning avocado, currently there are no genetically modified avocados are on the market. There are nine GM crops commercially available in the U.S. - corn, soybeans, cotton, canola, alfalfa, sugar beets, papaya, squash and potatoes.  The GM apple has been approved and will be coming to the market soon, and this apple will express a non-browning trait. Learn more about each of the current GMO crops and the traits they express in the image below.



To learn more about GM varieties and GMO basics, visit our Explore page.


We encourage you to visit International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications database of all approved GM crops and traits approved around the globe.


We hope the information provided answers your question. If you have any further questions, please ask. Also, feel free to contribute to the discussion in the comment section below!