A genetically modified organism (GMO) or genetically engineered organism (GEO) is an organism whose genetic material has been altered using genetic engineering techniques. These techniques are generally known as recombinant DNA technology. With this technology, DNA molecules from different sources are combined into one molecule to create a new set of genes. This DNA is then transferred into an organism and causes the organism to acquire modified or novel traits.
The “novel trait” in this case is magenta flesh. Rumor has it, the new pitaya innards have a bit more flavor than the original model. I admit that these revamped fruits look really cool, but something about fiddling around with DNA molecules just doesn’t feel right. Maybe one of these days I’ll throw my principles out the window and try one.