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.
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.
Far better would be to avoid French fries, potato chips, and all manner of processed foods containing modified potato starches and rancid oils. These are the real dangerous foods. But quite possibly, GMO potatoes such as Innate might be better for us. Potatoes in storage require the use of fungicides to prevent spoilage.
EPA and FDA give go ahead for 3 types of GMO potatoes… planting begins this year. Sunday, March 05, 2017 by: Daniel Barker Tags: coverup, FDA, GMO potatoes, health risk, J.R. Simplot Co.
Many staunch food advocates are aggressively pushing for everything GMO ... GMOs Can Be Seen Naturally in Sweet Potatoes, Study Suggests ... according to a new study. Scientists claim to have ...
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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.
USDA approves genetically engineered potatoes despite GMO backlash. After USDA approval, the next step is that the potatoes must clear a voluntary review process by the Food and Drug Administration (yes, voluntary ), and then get the go-ahead from the Environmental Protection Agency, The Associated Press reported. So, in other words, this is pretty much already a done deal.
GMO potato can reduce fungicide use by 90 percent, but activists not happy. Researchers in Ireland and the Netherlands have discovered that a genetically engineered potato carrying a blight resistance gene could help farmers reduce fungicide sprays by up to 90 percent. Scientists from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and Teagasc,...
Further, scientists know of only two bacterial species that can insert their genes into the DNA of plants, and those genes are hardly ever incorporated into an entire genome (10). There are only three plant species in which such integrations have been observed, and just one is a food crop (sweet potato).