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 ...
Dr Caius Rommens developed GMO potatoes for the Idaho-based agbiotech company Simplot. The chief genetic modification he introduced was to silence the potatoes' melanin (PPO) gene. This gene, when operative, causes potatoes to discolour when bruised. The GMO potatoes do not discolour when bruised.
British scientists have developed genetically modified potatoes that are resistant to the vegetable's biggest threat - blight. A three-year trial has shown that these potatoes can thrive despite ...
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Jan 21, 2016 · A recent study by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists shows that genetically engineered (GE) alfalfa has gone wild, in a big way, in alfalfa-growing parts of the West. This feral GE alfalfa may help explain a number of transgenic contamination episodes over the past few years that have cost American alfalfa growers and exporters ...