The company says it only used genes from other potatoes to create its GMO varieties, such as a gene from an Argentine potato that yields a natural defense to blight. As agro-tech companies have done since the dawn of the GMO revolution, Simplot is touting a promise that its GMO spuds will allow farmers to dramatically reduce the amount of ...
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.
Other than these three potatoes (Innate Gen 1, Ranger Russet, and Atlantic), there does not appear to be any more GMO potatoes headed to a grocery store or fast-food joint near you. Any others? One of the very first Bt GMO crops to be developed was NewLeaf Potatoes by Monsanto in 1995, however, demand for this variety was so low that they ...
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.
Amflora is the first GM crop approved by the EC in 12 years and as such it is a major milestone on a continent that has always strongly opposed GM crops.. The fact that Europe's newly approved GM crop is a potato for industrial starch production rather than food may make this reversal easier to digest: for now, the end product is more likely to be found in your glossy printing paper than on ...
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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.
This variety of potatoes is the one which was involved in the Pusztai affair. 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.
Mar 08, 2017 · The company worked with farmers to grow approximately 6,000 acres of the potato to be sold in 2017. By comparison, there were over 955,000 acres of potato planted in the U.S. in 2015.
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