Mar 28, 2017 · Now, because of the new and improved second generation GMO potatoes that have been approved for human consumption, farmers could finally find a way to avoid having their potato crops destroyed by blight. GMO potatoes controversies. Not all GMO potatoes were an instant success on the market.
Three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine are safe for the environment and safe to eat, federal officials have announced.
Dec 03, 2012 · Thanks to the indomitable spirit of that people, a ten-year ban on GMOs takes effect this week in Peru! It not only bans GMO crops like Monsanto’s BT-Corn, but also expands on a prior law that required all foods on supermarket shelves that contain GMOs to be labeled.
GMO Potatoes Will Hit Stores and Restaurants Soon…If They Haven’t Already by Daisy Luther If you prefer to avoid genetically modified foods, here’s another one to avoid. GMO potatoes will be joining GMO apples at a store near you very soon...
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Feb 28, 2017 · The EPA joins the Food and Drug Administration who approved the potatoes as safe to eat in early January. The approval on Tuesday gives Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Company, self-described as one of the biggest privately owned food and agro-business companies in the United States, permission to plant the three types of potatoes this spring and sell them in the fall.
A genetically modified potato is a potato that has had its genes modified, using genetic engineering.Goals of modification include introducing pest resistance, tweaking the amounts of certain chemicals produced by the plant, and to prevent browning or bruising of the tubers.
3 Comments on “GMO Potatoes; Good or Bad?” Dave March 16, 2017 at 1:21 pm # At first I was all for GM thinking the nitrogen fixing gene in legumes could be transferred to other crops to save expensive fertlliser.Also it would cut down the pollution from nitrate run off into our rivers and drinking water.How naive can you be.
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.
Consumers seeking to satisfy their salty snack cravings sans genetically modified ingredients may soon have to get savvier about scouting out chips and other products made without the use of GMO potatoes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture formally approved two new types of genetically engineered potatoes.iStock
Apr 01, 2017 · GMO potatoes approved by the USDA by: Lori Alton, staff writer | April 1, 2017 ( NaturalHealth365 ) The spread of genetically modified crops now extends to potatoes, with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approval last October of two new GM varieties.