SCI260 – Introduction to Biochemistry
Go to your local grocery store and find four (4) foods that are created through genetic
modification (genetic engineering). Briefly describe how the food was created and provide a
picture of the food. Below are two examples (please do not use these examples).
Yukon Gold Potato
These potatoes were created by intentionally crossbreeding a North American white potato and
a wild South American yellow-fleshed potato.
These apples were developed to have a non-browning trait. This trait is created through a
process called gene silencing, which reduces the apple’s natural production of the polyphenol
oxidase enzyme thereby preventing the fruit from browning.