Output Traits

Transgenic crops in development that would provide a benefit to consumers. With the exception of Golden Rice, the chart does not reflect academic development efforts. The pipeline of crops with consumer-oriented traits shows that aside from the Flavr Savr tomato from Calgene Inc., AstraZeneca plc's modified tomato paste, and a high oleic soybean oil from DuPont's Optimum Quality Grains division, consumer-oriented benefits from plant genetic engineering are still in the future.

Product Producer Type of modification Benefit provided Year of introduction
Increased pectin tomatoes Zeneca Plant Sciences Genetically modified to remain firm longer and retain pectin during processing High pectin tomato paste Marketed