Ewen Mullins is the face of modern Ireland: Young, cosmopolitan, highly educated, he is a plant scientist whose work on a genetically modified potato inherently looks to the future. But Mullins also must think back to one of Ireland’s darkest chapters, the Great Famine of the 1840s.
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. They developed this potato for blight resistance by inserting a gene (Rpi-vnt1.1), into the DNA of Désirée potatoes.
Apr 22, 2015 · It is not the first instance of natural GMOs to be found, but it is the first in sweet potatoes - a major crop plant. And the researchers say sweet potatoes all over the world contain this genetic ...
The Innate Potato is a GMO that was recently approved for cultivation in the US. It is made by Simplot (or J.R Simplot Company). According to their website, they are a “food and agribusiness empire”. They do everything from seeds and fertilizer, to frozen foods.
Sep 19, 2012 · A concise view of the effects of GMO crops on soil, plants, and animals from the Non-GMO Project. For further scientific studies, see articles listed below. Don Lotter, The Genetic Engineering of Food and the Failure of Science – Part One, International Journal of Society of Agriculture & Food, 2008
Jun 01, 2009 · Arpad Pusztai was one of the first scientists to raise concerns about the safety of genetically modified foods. In the late 1990s, Pusztai, a respected molecular biologist, conducted research on GM potatoes for the Rowett Institute in Scotland.
Jul 17, 2010 · In Europe they actually studied it before doing it to see if it was safe, here in the US we didn't study anything we just do it. That's why in Europe GMO's (genetically modified organisms) are banned. That's why I buy my food from my local health food store. That sells everything non GMO.
Last week the European Commission approved cultivation and processing of the genetically modified starch potato Amflora. The request for authorisation was submitted by Amflora's developer BASF in August 1996, more than 13 years ago! In North America, currently no genetically modified potatoes are commercially grown.
Sep 10, 2014 · Sorry Hipsters, That Organic Kale Is a Genetically Modified Food And those juicy red grapefruits are mutants created by radiation exposure Kale is delicious, nutritious and unnatural, genetically ...
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.