1. Lithium Ion Batteries
Yep. The world’s most efficient batteries on the market were developed from a genetically modified virus.
In the 1990′s, a virus called the Ringspot virus plagued papayas. Now, over 70 percent of papayas sold in stores are the genetically modified Rainbow Papaya fruit that is resistant to the virus.
Synthetic insulin, which is used in the common treatment for diabetics, was the first GMO that the FDA passed in 1982. The synthetic insulin is a biosynthetic protein that is created by combining DNA from the E-Coli bacteria with human insulin. In 1978, Herbert Boyer spliced and diced a few genes in the University of California to develop the drug that is now used to treat more than 1.7 million Americans.
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4. Canola Oil
5. Life-Saving Silk
Scientists have crossed silkworms and spiders to develop a new type of highly-durable silk that is intended to be used for everything from a bullet-proof vest to artificial tendons.