The Times takes to task two of the biotech industry's dominant claims about the need for GMO crops: First, that genetic modification is essential if we're going to grow enough food to feed the planet's burgeoning population, and second, that by engineering crops to resist common pests while withstanding application of herbicides, those crops would in turn require fewer dangerous chemical inputs.
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.
Genetically modified potatoes are studied, criticized in Ireland ... organic and artisanal food, said Kaethe Burt-O’Dea, a Dublin-based local-food activist. ... according to Dutch scientists at ...
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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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.
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. […] US: Calyxt’s bruise-resistant, non-browning GMO potato variety cleared for sale
Jan 13, 2015 · GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them? : The Salt New GMO potatoes don't bruise as easily, and, when fried, they have less of a potentially harmful chemical. Yet some big chip and ...
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.
Many people are opposed to the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and believe they are dangerous for your health. Many also are opposed to the use of pesticides, and believe that there are â€˜naturalâ€™ alternatives to their use in farming. Both of these beliefs are not just wrong: they are dangerous.