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 industry where potato waste costs lots of money.
The Institute for Responsible technology is a world leader in educating policy makers and the public about GMO foods and crops. The institute reports and investigates on the impact GM foods can have on health, environment, agriculture and more. 4. Study Links Genetically Modified Corn to Rat Tumors
Indeed, field tests of an early GMO potato variety sparked one of the first protests against the technology back in the late 1980s and the industry remained largely GMO-free. It was just last year that the potato industry began planting a GMO variety on a commercial scale, a cultivar also developed by Simplot and named White Russet.
GMO potatoes approved by the USDA by: Lori Alton, staff writer | April 1, 2017 ( NaturalHealth365 ) The spread of genetically modified crops now extends to potatoes, with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approval last October of two new GM varieties.
The study, led by Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen, was the first ever study to examine the long-term (lifetime) effects of eating GMOs. He was later forced to retract it because of major pressure by Big Food, agribusiness giant Monsanto and colluding governments.
You say potato, I say GMO: Are spuds the next battleground in the GMO debate? Potatoes, the cornerstone of a hearty diet and the main ingredient in a fast food favorite, are the next food making ...
New genetically modified potatoes Manufactured by J.R. Simplot Co. could end up in McDonald’s French fries. Millions of Americans who eat in fast food restaurants are so much in love with McDonald’s fries that they could almost taste French fries by just thinking about them.
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.
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GMO potato can reduce fungicide use by 90 percent, but activists not happy. Researchers in Ireland and the Netherlands have discovered that a genetically engineered potato carrying a blight resistance gene could help farmers reduce fungicide sprays by up to 90 percent. Scientists from Wageningen University in the Netherlands and Teagasc,...