Plant Database forum: The GMO Petunias

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Name: Danita
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Danita
Jun 12, 2017 7:47 AM CST
For our database, what is the best way to label the petunias that have recently been discovered to be GMO?

I tried the "edit details" but saw no option for listing something as GMO.

The orange petunias (and descendants of other colors) have genes from corn (maize.) Apparently, companies not involved in or even aware of the genetic engineering were importing them or incorporating them into their breeding lines. The list of proven, lab-tested GMO petunias is below. It seems likely that it will continue to grow given that many breeders were unknowingly using them in their breeding.

https://www.aphis.usda.gov/bio...

http://www.greenhousegrower.co...
http://www.greenhousegrower.co...

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[Last edited by Danita - Jun 12, 2017 7:57 AM (+)]
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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jun 12, 2017 8:32 AM CST

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I don't see a specific category it would fit under so perhaps Dave can add GMO as a checkbox under Miscellaneous.
Evan
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 12, 2017 8:33 AM CST

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I've added it. Thumbs up
Name: Danita
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Danita
Jun 12, 2017 9:00 AM CST
Thanks! Smiling

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