6 Yes! This is a frost-proof tomato. It contains a gene from a fish! It contains a gene that makes antifreeze proteins to protect it against the cold. This gene comes from the Arctic flounder, a fish that lives in very cold water.Yes!Arctic flounderImage courtesy of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration / Department of Commerce.
8 Yes! This is a beetle-proof potato! It contains a gene that makes a poison that kills the Colorado potato beetle. This gene comes from a tiny bacterium called Bacillus thuringiensis. The potatoes are safe for people to eat.Yes!Colorado potato beetleImage courtesy of Scott Bauer, US Agriculture Research Service, US Department of Agriculture.
10 Yes! These beans come from a soybean plant that can survive droughts! It contains a gene from another plant, thale cress, that helps the plant to develop a better root system.Yes!Soybean (left) and thale cress (right)Images courtesy of US Department of Agriculture.
12 Image courtesy of Peta Holmes. This ‘golden rice’ can help to prevent children from going blind!It contains genes that help to make vitamin A. Almost 500,000 children lose their sight every year as a result of vitamin A deficiency (VAD).Yes!VAD across the WorldImage courtesy of Peta Holmes.