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.
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
U.S. approves 3 types of genetically engineered potatoes Share this: ... which opposes GMOs and verifies non-GMO food and products, said the new potatoes don’t qualify as non-GMO.
USDA Approves A Genetically Modified Potato With Possible Health Benefits. Unlike other GMO crops, the potatoes' new qualities come from added doses of potato genes, instead of genes taken from ...
Jul 13, 2015 · 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. ... according to Dutch scientists at ...
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.
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.
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.
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.