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Hi! I would just like to verify that the crops listed are the only crops currently genetically modified in the US as of April 2019. Thank you!

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Tuesday, 06/04/2019 16:44

The 10 genetically modified crops available today include: alfalfa, apples, canola, corn (field and sweet), cotton, papaya, potatoes, soybeans, squash and sugar beets.

 

Below is a table outlining what year the ten crops became commercially available: 

Squash

1995

Cotton

1996

Soybean

1995

Corn

1996

Papaya

1997

Alfalfa

2006

Sugar beets

2006

Canola

1999

Potato

2016

Apple

2017

 

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

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