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Which crops have been modified?

  • Maize for insect resistance and herbicide tolerance
  • Soya bean for herbicide resistance and fatty acid content. 
  • Potato for insect resistance and starch content.
  • Cotton for insect resistance and herbicide tolerance.
  • Oilseed rape for herbicide tolerance and fatty acid content
  • Papaya for virus resistance
  • Alfalfa for herbicide tolerance
  • Squash for virus resistance
  • Sugar beet for herbicide tolerance

 The above list is not exhaustive. It however shows the bulk of the crops commercialized to date. More and more crops will soon be coming out of biotechnology laboratories as the science of modern biotechnology gathers momentum and acceptance.

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