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What are the development and widespread use of wheat?

Submitted by: sabrinabell


Expert response from Community Manager

Wednesday, 06/11/2019 18:32

There is no GMO wheat commercially available anywhere in the world. Currently, there are just 10 GMO crops commercially available in the U.S. today. Those crops are alfalfa, apples, canola, corn (field and sweet), cotton, papaya, potatoes, soybeans, squash and sugar beets. 

To learn more about the development of wheat, please visit the National Association of Wheat Growers’ website. You can also find additional information on the complexity of its genome here and here.

Below is an infographic from the International Wheat Genome that illustrates wheats’ importance as a staple food security crop.

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We hope this answers your question, if you have any other questions about GMOs or biotechnology, please ask!