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Apr 22, 2015 · GM food is natural: 'Foreign DNA' in sweet potatoes suggests plants genetically modify themselves. Scientists in Belgium say all sweet potatoes contain 'foreign DNA'
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 ...
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 ...
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The Washington state-based Non-GMO Project that opposes GMOs and verifies non-GMO food and products said Simplot's new potatoes don't qualify as non-GMO. ... US approves 3 types of genetically ...
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 announced.
Oct 17, 2018 · Given the nature of the potato industry, the most common potato varieties, such as Russet Burbank and Ranger Russet, will soon be contaminated with GMO stock. Other GMO Foods Have Hidden Concerns, Too. My book describes the many hidden issues of GMO potatoes, but GMO potatoes are not the exception. They are the rule.
The potato is the most frequently consumed vegetable in the United States, which raises the question – are there GMO potatoes? We discussed GMO potato ‘101’ with PhD student Nat Graham, a sixth year doctoral candidate in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri Columbia.
Yet, science continues to suggest that there is no substantiated evidence that GMO foods are less safe than non-GMO derived food products. A 2016 report from the National Academies of Science, Genetically Engineered Crops: Experiences and Prospects discusses effects on human health. Claims regarding human health and safety of GMO foods included ...
1. Introduction. In July 2011, a group of protesters from Greenpeace, a non-governmental, environmental organization, broke into an experimental farm of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), an Australian federal government agency for scientific research, and destroyed the entire crop of genetically modified wheat.
Aug 09, 2015 · Christopher Gerry is a first-year graduate student in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University. He is currently studying the science of therapeutics in Stuart Schreiber’s lab. This article is part of the August 2015 Special Edition, Genetically Modified Organisms and Our Food. References. 1.