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Can gmos cause the plant to change color?

Submitted by: Kacey Limbach


Expert response from Wayne Parrott

Professor, Crop Breeding and Genetics, University of Georgia

Friday, 20/07/2018 11:02

Yes, but only on purpose. Folks may have seen ornamental plants that have red or purple foliage. It is possible to copy this natural phenomenon into other plants using GMO technology. Other than that, the simple act of making a plant a GMO should not change its color.