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.