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 ...
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.
Dec 03, 2012 · Thanks to the indomitable spirit of that people, a ten-year ban on GMOs takes effect this week in Peru! It not only bans GMO crops like Monsanto’s BT-Corn, but also expands on a prior law that required all foods on supermarket shelves that contain GMOs to be labeled.
Jan 13, 2015 · New GMO potatoes don't bruise as easily, and, when fried, they have less of a potentially harmful chemical. Yet some big chip and french fry makers won't touch them because of the stigma of GMOs.
Contrast with today’s varieties of potato, all created using natural selection from the ancient lines of Peruvian potatoes: GMO Techniques for Potatoes. In 2014, potato producer JR Simplot introduced a line of bruise-proof potatoes called Innate. These potatoes promised “less waste, more potato,” and were targeted towards the fast-food ...
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.
Today, the new technology of gene editing is emerging as a real option in facing some of our world’s biggest challenges in food production, medicine, conservation and climate change, according to the CEO of Plant & Food Research in New Zealand, David Hughes.
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. But the GM potato has already a colorful history in the US and Canada
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.
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 announced.