What is next for GM crops?
There are many more GM crops in the pipeline:
- Enrichment of grains, such as ‘Golden Rice,’ a rice that aims to decrease blindness in children caused by Vitamin A deficiency
- Healthier vegetable oils, such as those with fewer trans fats, would also provide benefits to consumers around the world
- Drought-resistant GM maize will first be commercially cultivated in the US. Other crops that help farmers cope with challenging agricultural conditions are likely to follow.
- New 'bread basket' crops are being researched and developed, such as GM wheat.