When sweet potatoes were first introduced to the African continent . . . starchy white and yellow varieties took hold in local food cultures. . . But pale sweet potatoes are significantly lower in ...
In 2014, a team of British scientists published a paper about three-year field trial showing that another genetically modified version of the Désirée cultivar can resist infection after exposure to late blight, one of the most serious diseases of potatoes. They developed this potato for blight resistance by inserting a gene (Rpi-vnt1.1), into ...
Nov 03, 2016 · By using double stranded RNA, the potatoes have been engineered to resist the pathogen responsible for the Irish potato famine. There could be two new potatoes hitting the soil next spring after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed off on two more genetically modified potatoes from Simplot, an agribusiness based in Idaho, on Monday.
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Nov 03, 2016 · The potatoes in question come from JR Simplot, a massive Idaho-based agricultural company probably best known as the biggest supplier of McDonald’s french fries. On November 2nd, the USDA approved two products in Simplot’s “Innate” line of GMO potatoes: the “Ranger Russet” and “Atlantic” varieties.
Oct 31, 2016 · The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, that it has approved commercial planting of two types of potatoes that are genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that ...
Aug 14, 2017 · A prime example of a purportedly scientific — but in reality, inaccurate — publication on GM foods was issued by the UK’s Royal Society in May 2016 (2). Titled “ GMO Plants: Questions and Answers , ” it claims to provide “unbiased” and “reliable” answers to peoples’ most pressing questions.
Sep 19, 2012 · A concise view of the effects of GMO crops on soil, plants, and animals from the Non-GMO Project. For further scientific studies, see articles listed below. Don Lotter, The Genetic Engineering of Food and the Failure of Science – Part One, International Journal of Society of Agriculture & Food, 2008
The 2016 World Food Prize has been awarded to the group of scientists who have tirelessly worked on breeding and introducing orange-fleshed sweet potatoes to Africa and thus benefitting millions of people, especially children, who are most susceptible to a lack of provitamin A.
While the nonprofit Non-GMO Project offers a label for products they have verified to be “non-GMO” (Non-GMO Project, 2016), currently, the only federally regulated food label that ensures the absence of GMOs in food products is the “USDA Certified Organic” label (FDA, 2015, Guidance for Industry).
According to a 2016 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, “about half of Americans (48%) say the health effects of GM foods are no different than other foods, 39% say GM foods are worse for one’s health and one-in-ten...