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
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.
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.
U.S. approves 3 types of genetically engineered potatoes ... 2017 at 9:51 p.m. ... which opposes GMOs and verifies non-GMO food and products, said the new potatoes don’t qualify as non-GMO.
Mar 08, 2017 · Everything A Potato Lover Needs To Know About The GM Potato ... which enhances food safety. (Image Credit: GMO Answers) ... scientists are able to tell the plant to stop making substances that can ...
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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.
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.
Nov 11, 2014 · Would you eat the newly approved genetically modified potato now set for commercial planting in the US? Studies suggest that most would not (though you won’t even be told thanks to the lack of GMO labeling), and now major food scientists are speaking out over the reality that the Franken potato may come with ‘worrisome’ and unknown consequences.
GMO apples and potatoes will be in Midwest produce departments this month. It’s the start of a 2017 rollout of these types of items. And should provide some food for grocery aisle debate.
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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.