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Current GMOs Crops Don't Include Tomatoes

There may be an ‘m’ and 2 ‘o’s, but there are no “GMOs” in “tomato.”

Tomatoes are not a GMO

So what’s the truth?

There are only 10 genetically modified crops available today.

Those are:

  • alfalfa
  • apples
  • canola
  • corn
  • 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 US GMOs

Still have questions about GMO crops, technology or benefits? Read our guide to GMOs 101 . Or to learn more about how GMO crops specifically help to solve some of the most difficult questions for agriculture both in the U.S., and in developing countries where the struggle to consistently produce quality yields and feed growing populations is an ever-present challenge, you can read about GMOs in modern ag.