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 study did use three different potatoes. There was a parent non-GMO potato, and two GM potato lines created from the parent. The two lines were produced at the same time, under the same conditions, using the same GNA lectin transgene.
Oct 11, 2018 · Dr Caius Rommens developed GMO potatoes for the Idaho-based agbiotech company Simplot. The chief genetic modification he introduced was to silence the potatoes' melanin (PPO) gene. This gene, when operative, causes potatoes to discolour when bruised. The GMO potatoes do not discolour when bruised.
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Mar 07, 2019 · GMO scientist admits to worrying about the negative side effects of GM potatoes 03/07/2019 / By Lance D Johnson It’s extremely rare to hear a scientist criticize his very own, highly profitable discovery.
Oct 12, 2018 · Ex-Monsanto Scientist Decries the Potatoes He Bioengineered for Simplot Cornucopia’s Take: Caius Rommens, PhD spent his career in bioengineering with Monsanto and JR Simplot. Encouraged by other industry scientists and the companies he worked for, he is responsible for the GMO traits in potatoes that have made it quietly to the market.
Oct 31, 2018 · You may have heard of Dr. Caius Rommens, the scientist who developed the Simplot potatoes.
The potato is the most frequently consumed vegetable in the United States, which raises the question – are there GMO potatoes? We discussed GMO potato ‘101’ with PhD student Nat Graham, a sixth year doctoral candidate in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri Columbia.
Oct 17, 2018 · Given the nature of the potato industry, the most common potato varieties, such as Russet Burbank and Ranger Russet, will soon be contaminated with GMO stock. Other GMO Foods Have Hidden Concerns, Too. My book describes the many hidden issues of GMO potatoes, but GMO potatoes are not the exception. They are the rule.
Jul 06, 2007 · Irina Ermakova, "Genetically modified soy leads to the decrease of weight and high mortality of rat pups of the first generation. Preliminary studies," Ecosinform 1 (2006): 4-9. Irina Ermakova, "Experimental Evidence of GMO Hazards," Presentation at Scientists for a GM Free Europe, EU Parliament, Brussels, June 12, 2007.
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.