Oct 17, 2018 · The GMO potatoes are likely to accumulate at least two toxins that are absent in normal potatoes, and newer versions (Innate 2.0) additionally lost their sensory qualities when fried. Furthermore, the GMO potatoes contain at least as many bruises as normal potatoes, but these undesirable bruises are now concealed .
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 ...
Oct 31, 2018 · The potato has been added to the High-Risk list of the Non-GMO Project Standard because GMO versions of the potato are now “widely commercially available” in the United States. The Non-GMO Project Standard is the controlling document that defines the requirements for a product to be Non-GMO Project Verified.
Rommens' concerns about the GMO potato led him to write a book, Pandora's Potatoes, which was recently published. The book is a case study on how a scientist's initial enthusiasm about genetic engineering turns to doubt and fear as he realizes the hazards the technology can create.
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Potatoes modified to produce more starch may be approved for industrial use only, not for food. There is controversy over GMO food. Generally, scientists agree that food from genetically modified crops is not inherently riskier than regular food. There have been no studies proving that people got ill from ingesting GMO food.
Nov 03, 2016 · The Center for Food Safety immediately composed a release condemning the USDA’s approval of the new Innate potato. CFS’s main concerns include: RNA interference is a dangerously untested method; Simplot may well decide to market these potatoes as “healthy” due to the reduction of carcinogenic compounds, which sort of ignores that fried potatoes are not super healthy no matter what; and ...
Wageningen University & Research (WUR) studies wild potatoes for new pest-free potato varieties May 14, 2020 Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is to study wild potato varieties for resistance to a wide range of potato-diseases and plagues.
Jan 13, 2016 · A potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market, the Food and Drug Administration says.
Jul 06, 2007 · Arpad Pusztai, "Can science give us the tools for recognizing possible health risks of GM food," Nutrition and Health, 2002, Vol 16 Pp 73-84.  Irina Ermakova, "Experimental Evidence of GMO Hazards," Presentation at Scientists for a GM Free Europe, EU Parliament, Brussels, June 12, 2007.
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. There is no legislation requiring the labeling of GMO foods, and critics worry about potential contamination of the conventional food supply and the safety of increased herbicide use.