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The genetically modified Innate potato was approved by the United States Department of Agriculture in 2014 and the US FDA in 2015. The cultivar was developed by J. R. Simplot Company. It is designed to resist blackspot bruising, browning and to contain less of the amino acid asparagine that turns into acrylamide during the frying of potatoes.
Genetically modified potatoes are on the way to market as of 2015. The U.S. government has deemed GM foods safe, but not all scientists agree.
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Oct 31, 2016 · The two potato strains approved for commercial planting are genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.
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Oct 31, 2018 · What types of potatoes are being genetically modified? On the market since 2015, the GMO potato developed by J.R. Simplot has been engineered through a method of gene silencing called RNA interference (RNAi). Currently, the GMO potato is being marketed under the Simplot Innate brand, found under the trademark White Russet.
Nov 09, 2014 · The Innate Potato, trademarked by Simplot, contains the DNA of other kinds of potatoes mixed in through a process known as RNA interference technology, The Guardian reports.
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Oct 22, 2018 · Pandora’s Potatoes have been commercialized in the US under names such as Innate, Hibernate, and White Russet. These GMO potatoes are marketed as bruise-resistant and as healthier to eat than regular potatoes because they contain lower than average levels of a natural amino acid that forms carcinogenic acrylamide during cooking.
McDonald's continues to decline to use Simplot's genetically engineered potatoes for its French fries. Simplot often notes the potatoes contain only potato genes, and not DNA from an unrelated...
Nov 08, 2018 · The “Innate” potato is a group of potato varieties that have had the same genetic alterations applied using a new form of genetic engineering known as RNA interference (RNAi). Five different potato varieties have been transformed, including the Ranger Russet, Russet Burbank, and Atlantic potatoes. Simplot also has two proprietary varieties. Simplot has designed the potato to reduce spotting, browning, and bruising by lowering certain enzymes and to reduce the amount of asparagine, a ...
Jan 14, 2016 · The FDA has just given its approval for a potato genetically modified to resist the pathogen responsible for the Irish potato famine.
Dec 27, 2018 · According to Healthy Child Healthy World, the Burbank Russet is the only genetically modified potato variety on grocery store shelves. Other Vegetables Other genetically modified vegetables that...