Changing the World with Color Changing FlowersSubmitted by Ayanna Monteverdi on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 23:49
Keira Havens is the co-founder of Revolution Bioengineering, and this week the company launched a crowd funding campaign (see video below) to produce flowers that can change colors.
And what is the revolution?
“We want to change the world,” says Keira. “We really want to make a difference in the way people think about biotechnology. For a long time it’s been the realm of large companies and behind-the-scenes labs, and we want to make it a part of folks' everyday lives.”
Keira hopes that a genetically engineered plant product which is not eaten or produced by a big company will not be as threatening to those afraid of GMOs and might possible affect the ongoing debate over genetically modified products.
The flower will not be available until 2017. So it could be some time before Keira and her team are turning a pumpkin into a stagecoach.