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What are the Pros and Cons of GMO wheat?

Submitted by: sabrinabell


Expert response from Community Manager

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Monday, 15/04/2019 20:10

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. 

The efforts to genetically modify these crops focus entirely on expressing positive traits that support quality of the crop and improving resistance to certain concerns, such as insects.

The infographic below identifies the genetic traits expressed, as well as the uses of the 10 GMO crops approved in the U.S.

Genetic Traits Expressed in GMOs in the US

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