10 Most BIZARRE Genetically Modified Plants EVER

Welcome to Top10Archive! Think it’s scary
that geneticists are altering the genetic code of animals to make them glow in the dark?
Then you’ll love knowing that you’ve probably been ingesting and cohabitating with genetically
modified plants without even knowing it. While some have practical purposes, others aren’t
quite what we’d consider a “necessity.” 10. Bug-Killing Corn
The corn-borer is a nightmare insect, specifically for farmers specializing in growing maize.
Thanks to genetic modifications to regular corn, corn that may be in your refrigerator
right now, the corn-borer is no longer a big issue. This genetically altered crop produces
the Bt protein, which acts as an insecticide against the crop’s biggest enemy. To avoid
the borer from evolving a natural immunity against the protein, crops are required to
be a ratio of 80% of the GM plants to 20% of regular corn. Introduced in 1996, the modified
corn has benefited farmers in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin, saving
an estimated $7 billion in total. 9. Non-Browning Apples
Ever cut into an apple and set it aside for a minute? By the time you turn back to your
fresh fruit, it’s already started to look a little worse for wear. The browning process,
or oxidation of the apple is very rapid, but there’s a cure-all in a genetically modified
version produced by Okanagan Specialty Fruits in Canada. These specially created Arctic
Golden and Arctic Granny apples are developed through a gene-silencing process that negates
the chemical reaction responsible for the browning process. As of 2015, the US Department
of Agriculture decided to deregulate the engineered apples, starting a long road to consumer consumption
in the future. 8. Flavr Savr Tomato
It’s hard to ignore the very “informercial-esque” name of this genetically modified tomato,
and there’s a chance it had something to do with the eventual failure of this long-lasting
version of the popular vegetable.. or fruit. Flavr Savr tomatoes, developed by the now-defunct
Calgene, were created to have a longer shelf-life and a stronger exterior, which would allow
them to be harvested without worry of damage to the product. In the end, though the tomato
proved to last longer, it still retained its softness and had to be handled as any other
red tomato. An advancement in flavor down the line caused a jump in Flavr Savr pricing
and, over time, both Calgene and its staple product vanished.
7. Super Bananas Despite popular belief, household bananas
are not genetically-modified, despite looking nothing like their wild counterparts. That
doesn’t mean there aren’t GMO versions of the fruit out there, tough; in fact, scientists
have moved forward in creating what is being dubbed a “super-banana”. Though they look
like their untouched common, household fruit, the engineered end product has increased levels
of vitamin A. The modification was done in hopes of helping the thousands that succumb
annually to fatal vitamin A deficiencies. By 2020, researchers hope to have the product
in Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, pending trials in the United States.
6. Cancer Fighting Tomatoes Though the tomato has been associated with
helping stave off prostate cancer, a series of genetic modifications have produced something
that may be quite a bit more beneficial. The purple tomato, initially grown in a Leamington,
Ontario greenhouse, has been altered to produce a higher level of anthocyanins, an antioxidant
typically found in blueberries, plums, and blackberries. Anthocyanins is not only responsible
for the purple color of these fruits, but is also believed to fight off cancer. Initial
testing of the purple tomato performed on mice had shown a lifespan increase of 30%
than those on a diet of plain red tomatoes. 5. Pollution-fighting plants
High levels of pollutants are a growing concern for much of the world and part of the answer
may be in an unexpected source. Scientists and researchers have begun to look at grass
and trees as an alternate and inexpensive means of battling toxins; but to do so, a
little genetic modification will be needed. The process of using plants to cleanse the
environment is not a new one, but phytoremediation is considered too slow and clean-up is too
costly. The engineered plants have shown quicker processing of the carcinogens, leading to
the hope that phytoremediation will be a suitable means of pollutant clean-up in the future.
4. Venomous cabbage It’s going to be difficult to market cabbage
spliced with a scorpion venom created virus, but that is one of the many genetically engineered
plants on the horizon. While we’re conditioned to fear getting stung by a scorpion, the venom
being interlaced with heads of cabbage will not be harmless to humans… or so we hope.
Instead, the target in this scenario is caterpillars. The scorpion make-up will rapidly introduce
a nerve poison into the dining caterpillar, causing it to become paralyzed, allowing the
virus to kill it. Early trials showed that the engineered virus was fatal to dozens of
species of butterflies and moths, leaving many to question just how ecologically safe
venomous cabbage really is. 3. Genetically modified trees
Trees are far from exempt from human tampering. Take, for instance, rubber cork trees and
trees used for paper. For the rubber cork tree, it was all a matter of consumer desire.
Wine enthusiasts, displeased with the introduction of the rubber cork, sought an alternative.
SABIC innovative plastics modified the rubber tree, which rubber corks were made from, and
spliced them with the cork tree. The product was a tree that produces a cork that falls
in-between rubber and cork. In regards to paper production, scientists at University
of British Columbia, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Michigan State University have engineered
trees that are easier to break down for the creation of paper and biofuels, leading to
less pollutants during production. 2. Super carbon-capturing plants
As carbon-producing lifeforms, we humans need a counterpart to help absorb the 9 gigatons
of carbon that we produce annually. Of that 9, approximately 5 is absorbed by plant life,
leaving 4 gigatons of carbon left to pollute our atmosphere, leading to fears of global
warming and the greenhouse effect. To take care of that remaining 4 gigatons, researchers
have turned to genetically engineering plants, focusing specifically on creating bio-energy
crops with large roots to capture and store carbon. Compared to the leaves, branches,
and flowers of plants, the root can house carbon for a much longer period of time, greatly
reducing the amount left over. 1. Land Mines Detecting Plants
While wars may end, weaponry used during them don’t just vanish. Specifically speaking,
landmines are still found during times of peace from wars that have long ended. Danish
researchers at Aresa Biodetection claimed in 2004 to have developed a plant that changes
color when introduced to compounds often leaked from landmines. The current cost of detecting
and clearing landmines is upwards of $2,000 per mine, but the introduction of such a plant
could reduce the value greatly. Coupled with new drones that are designed to seek out signs
of landmines, these plants could help save both lives and money.

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  • Are you going to do a list of the top 10 farmers Monsanto has ruined because their GMO corn gets minced with neighboring fields…then Monsanto turns around and sues the farmers for using GMO seeds that the farmer never asked for?

  • lol u can use vinegar to not oxidate the apple and if u use vinegar apple make sweeter

  • That super tomana just made my day :DD

  • You people do realise that genetic modification technically also includes selective breeding? Humans have been selectively breeding plants for thousands of years, therefore genetically modifying them from their wild characteristics to better suit our needs.


  • It's not "tohmaaetoehs" it's "tomatoes"

  • lol its crazy how the government solved one problem by making fruits and veggies unable to rot…ok, but now you have 10 other problems from genetically modifying it smh

  • so they have succeeded to make plants that fight their cancers but not succeeded to make this to humans yet the plant DNA is way more complicated

  • trials in the US? Sick!

  • Humans of the world we must kill those corporate monsters who are purposely genetically modifying every plant tree food in site.otherwise they willl kill us and live a extreme short life on this earth.fight back by growing non gmo seeds.

  • make the grass and pop trees able to fight carpon…then spread it everywhere in the world… (also something so grass wont grow on our fields of food….. but still able to overpower normal grass

  • I would eat the banana tomato.
    I hate tomatoes, though.

  • its weird i got a gmo ad before this video started

  • ironically,I got an anti-GMO food ad on this.

  • High pollution? Here's an idea STOP geoengineering metal nano particles
    into our atmosphere to control the weather which has been going on going
    for decades and never worse then in the last 10 yrs…Genetically
    modified plants are killing bees, Monarch Butterflies and other
    pollinators, but not to fear they created RoboBees, imagine the $$$
    they will make ( btw Monsanto is merging with BAYER) When farmers /
    people have to hire their pollinators as they already have to buy seed
    constantly since gmo is sterile seeds, also called terminator seed
    Roundup which is why they had to & gmo plants, as it kills all
    plants and insects and is destroying our planets plant diversity,
    insects are also gmo Mosquitoes with Zika. All gmo plants are round up
    ready and that is Cancer causing, their was a study that proved it
    causes major cancerous tumors in rats which was quashed- So yea sure
    cancer fighting tomato – Trees are gmo to produce no seeds will not
    self seed- all about ownership, big agri bi tech franken food
    & plants are not good for our earth or us, regardless how much Monsanto propaganda.
    and PR there is, what do the elites eat, ORGANIC food.

  • Science gone wild

  • until they invent apple that tastes like strawberries I won't believe in GMO

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  • the grass one is just hilarious.
    Back in the days nobody was allergic to grass.

  • Come on all you gmo fans. I have yet to read or hear about how anyone sat down and really enjoyed some delicious gmo meal. I've heard plenty of people rave about grass fed beef, organic produce etc. The only boast about gmo for the consumer is that there's no proof it's harmful. Big deal!

  • It makes me sick to hear of any new gmo contamination. We, the public need good, nourishing, normal food . I'd rather pay more for normal food than eat this fantacy, suspicious, stinking, gmo frankenfood.

  • The probability of massive environment backfires here is an unquestionable reality. The diminishing honeybee population is only one very very alarming example. The gmo movement is no less than a horrible assault on world health by greedy, irresponsible, deceiving profiteers.

  • gross.. barf

  • what a lot of BS, are you stupid enough to eat this GMO crap that will make you sick.

  • what is it with people hating GMOs

  • a week ago I was eating an apple. I'm bothered that I don't remember what kind. I took a bite .left the room. came back. it hadn't browned. it bothered me.i knew for sure it was altered. I left it out for 2 weeks it never browned. I won't eat any fruits and veggies that won't rot and don't have seeds. if God didn't make it. I don't eat it

  • smh he definitely working for the GMO companies try to make it seem like GMOs is a good thing FOH with that BS

  • Scientist think they are better than God that's why this GMO products are poison to human

  • science also shows GMO'S are BAD very very BAD..

  • Why will God let his creation be changed and modified,it's like making fun of God?

  • Wtf are humans? We have made scorpions camouflaged as cabbages to kill caterpillars……

  • I love how u make GMO sound good

  • How can i know if banana is modified or not?

  • I honestly can't tell whether or not the commenters here are serious.

  • Plants are supposed to rot. Gmo is the reason for cancer and not the solution, look up Aspartame for example. It's typical of greedy corporations to create a disease and then the cure for it.

  • This fucking guy is promoting GMO

  • Stupid uneducated public….

  • Man, it woud be cool if I figured out how to code with DNA (ATGC). Just where is that natural compiler…

  • Tell us a joke! πŸ˜€

  • the corn borer has adapted to the gmo corn and has come back stronger than ever requiring more pesticides. so fail.

  • yall are so fucking stupid almost everything you eat is genetically modified and gmos have revolutionized agriculture in yield time, production, quantity, and taste. do yall even know what gmos are? genetically modified . their dna is spliced. gene splicing is used in medicine to cure diseases including cancer all u do is youre messing with the dna this literally doesnt affect you if youre eating a genetically modified apple, jessica. all of this "uwu leave nature untouched" bullshit isnt gonna do anything bc we already fucked the atmosphere up so instead of sitting on their asses scientists are being proactive to protect the crops we use for food and to protect our environment from pollutants by using those same plants (which are very renewable). all u people who wont eat anything genetically modified are probably the same idiots who think vaccines cause autism lmao
    p.s. gmos dont """cause cancer""', chemical pesticides, fertilizers, and additives do… anyways everything you do technically causes cancer we're all gonna die anyway fuckwits

  • No wonder the bees are disappearing!

  • And costs us our health ………… boycott all GMO's!!

  • y'all overreact

  • Dat clickbait thumbnail, though.

  • This corn kills people.

  • You mean, "poisonous cabbage"? It doesn't inject the toxins, so even though it's made from venom is technically "poisonous" cabbage. Not nit-picking, just helping with an important distinction. I obviously have OCD. ;o)

  • Hemp makes better paper.

  • Same people here not caring about gmo. Are the ones dying young. Dealing with allergies or their kids been born with allergies What can we say keep eating chemicals.

  • Progress! we can improve nature … as long as we have a database of the original's DNA modify away as long as you don't claim you can own life.

  • I ate a GMO fruit and I got cancer covered third arm grow out of my stomach what should I do!!!!

  • nope its not safe for those animals πŸ˜‚

  • GMO has made me very I'll in recent years. I didn't get better until I switched to more organic food. There is something very wrong with it and I'm not the only one who has gotten sick

  • Only in the USA..

  • GMO is evil.


  • okej

  • Don't eat any of it!

  • wtf! they want me to believe this will fight of cancer. They must think we are all dumb!

  • Gloryfying a slow death. wake up people! πŸ’©πŸ”Œ

  • This is like saying if you drink lysol it will disinfect your body with no repercussions.πŸ˜’

  • Fuck GMOs and Monsanto

  • Nice video. Keep it up

  • super bananas in Africa. Africa watch out they planning another genocide for you.

  • out of all gmo's i think Cancer fighting Tomatoes are the best GMO's… they should Genetically modify plant to give more nutrition without any side-effects.. not to stop perishing or killing parasite… Perishing is natural, so scientist should stop making fruit that last long and instead they should genetically modify them to treat disease and give more nutritions which non-GMO counterpart don't have.

  • UMMM CABBAGE???? omg :/

  • Gmo is hormful stop making it look good

  • GMO, the reason of immuunsysteem problems cancer grow, aids, hiv. we have problem with immuunsysteem we cant kill sickness.

  • no apple with an orange inside. disapointed

  • Who's going to plant the land mine plants?

  • A plaque at the museum of science and energy in Oak Ridge claims a modifiaction to corn makes the male pests/insects infertile. Some sort of radiation process. I found it shocking in the light of recent male fertility rates.

  • DON'T EAT ANY OF THESE! unless you want cancer!

  • Illuminati gmo. They are gonna kill you

  • ClickBait There is no Orange Apple!

  • Thats a very bad idea

  • GMO food is Bad bad bad !!! The Illuminati population reduction tools…

  • [Insert naturalistic fallacy here]
    [Insert organic doesn't use pesticides here]
    [Cite obviously biased source here]
    [Call a shill]
    [Enjoy your poison]
    [Insert something about god here]
    [Misspell glyphosate]
    [Science has been wrong before]
    [Cite cherry picked/disproved study here]

  • And people are wondering, why is the cancer everywhere

  • try eating me now vegans >:)

  • Hmm, tasty tomana

  • No GMO foods for me or my family. I buy organic or non-gmo all the time and grow a lot of our own food from non-gmo seed. GMO foods will prove to have a negative effect on health over the years. Time will tell.

  • πŸ˜πŸ˜–

  • What if i extract the dna of fruits and put it in my dna?

  • Gm helped bacteria produce insulin to help people with diabetes

  • And God saw that everything that HE created was very good Genesis 1:31 and everything that men touches destroys, evil minds evil people who’s minds and hearts are ruled by the devil himself 😑

  • O.K. you want to tell GMO revolution and contribute to human life?
    I strongly recommend to for you to all your GMO items. I want to see what happen to you.

  • what a crock….

  • I'll give you my super banana…

  • Legacy tomatoes
    3:43 30% by eating pickled red cabbage and cherry sauce
    4:51 nerve poison accumulation

  • Whts wrong with Browning apples? Just eat them as soon as u cut them, why do u have to modify it for this?

  • Trees need to be strong and not easy to break down

  • i think korn is the safest to genetically modify for gigantic size

  • -D!!! Very mad that you are promoting GMO.
    GMO are top cancer causing agent.

  • Every single thing you eat has been genetically modified through splicing, root cloning, and selective breeding. Occurrences of direct genetic tampering are few and far between. All this video is, is click bait for the misinformed.

  • Don't worry, the human race will get extinct soon.
    Atleast I hope
    It must
    It will bc I don't what I'd do if it didn't

  • You guys need to understand what you are actually doing to your dna when you eat these foods. To understand the power that DNA 🧬 actually possesses watch this https://youtu.be/GfY1sOguNpg

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