Same goes for canola. More than half of sugar beets are also grown from GMO seeds. The same cannot be said for potatoes. Indeed, field tests of an early GMO potato variety sparked one of the first protests against the technology back in the late 1980s and the industry remained largely GMO-free.
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.
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.
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.
If you’d like to voice your opinion on these unlabeled GMO potatoes you can do so on the Simplot Facebook page by clicking here. You can also use the tips above to avoid the GMO potatoes for now, and do your best to support organic farmers every day so we can get these unwanted, dangerously untested GMOs out of our food supply.
Genetically modified potatoes are studied, criticized in Ireland ... organic and artisanal food, said Kaethe Burt-O’Dea, a Dublin-based local-food activist. ... the potatoes will be available ...
The History and Future of GM Potatoes March 10, 2010 Update August 2013: To the best of our knowledge there are still no GMO potatoes marketed for human consumption anywhere in the world, although we expect that to change within the next few years.
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.
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.
The Ontario Potato Board’s Dr. Eugenia Banks shows two types of potatoes that were grown side-by-side in a local test field. About 85 varities of potatoes were on display at this year’s Ontario Potato Field Day held at HJV Equipment near Alliston.