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.
In a study published recently in theÂ Frontiers in Plant ScienceÂ magazine, scientists from Argentina and Sweden reported they have edited a polyphenol oxidase gene in potatoes (Solanum tubersoum L.). After successfully editing the gene, they obtained tubers free of enzymatic browning.
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.
The Spud. 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 ...
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.
Genetically modified potatoes are studied, criticized in Ireland ... countries today. The potato is the third-most-consumed crop on the planet after wheat and rice and has become increasingly ...
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 ...
Nov 10, 2014 · Now, the USDA recently gave the green light for one of the worlds largest agribusinesses to create a GMO potato that produces fewer carcinogens than non-GM potatoes when fried. Simplot, the company responsible for its future creation, will soon be putting these GMO potatoes on dinner plates across the United States unless the decision is reversed.
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.
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