Consumers seeking to satisfy their salty snack cravings sans genetically modified ingredients may soon have to get savvier about scouting out chips and other products made without the use of GMO potatoes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture formally approved two new types of genetically engineered potatoes.iStock
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.
Genetically modified potatoes are studied, criticized in Ireland ... organic and artisanal food, said Kaethe Burt-O’Dea, a Dublin-based local-food activist. ... according to Dutch scientists at ...
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.
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.
The History and Future of GM Potatoes March 10, 2010 Update August 2013: To the best of our knowledge there are still no GMO potatoes marketed for human consumption anywhere in the world, although we expect that to change within the next few years.
A genetically modified potato is a potato that has had its genes modified, using genetic engineering.Goals of modification include introducing pest resistance, tweaking the amounts of certain chemicals produced by the plant, and to prevent browning or bruising of the tubers.
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.
Apr 23, 2015 · The Daily Show with Jon Stewart is not afraid to tackle tough issues with a comedic eye. While The Daily Show has tackled science-related issues such as climate change, evolution, and vaccines many times, genetically engineered crops have not been… Read More GMO Potatoes on The Daily Show
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 ...