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  1. Genetically modified potatoes to be grown in British trials ...

    www.theguardian.com/science/2006/dec/02/gm.food

    Dec 02, 2006 · Fields of genetically modified potatoes will be grown in Britain next spring under plans approved by the government yesterday. The German chemicals company BASF has been granted permission to conduct two field trials of potatoes modified to resist late blight, the fungus that devastated Ireland's potato crop in the 1840s famine.

    • Ian Sample
  2. Árpád Pusztai - Wikipedia

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    Árpád Pusztai is a Hungarian-born biochemist and nutritionist who spent 36 years at the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen, Scotland. He is a world expert on plant lectins, authoring 270 papers and three books on the subject. In 1998, Árpád Pusztai publicly announced that the results of his research showed feeding genetically modified potatoes to rats had negative effects on their stomach lining and immune system. This led to scientific criticism. Pusztai was suspended and his annual ...

  3. Genetically modified potato - Wikipedia

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    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 DNA of Désirée potatoes.

  4. Genetically modified potatoes are studied, criticized in ...

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    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. But Mullins also must think back to one of Ireland’s darkest chapters, the Great Famine of the 1840s.

  5. GMOs Can Be Seen Naturally in Sweet Potatoes, Study Suggests ...

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    The debate over genetically modified food seems to be raging louder than ever. ... GMOs Can Be Seen Naturally in Sweet Potatoes, Study Suggests ... according to a new study. Scientists claim to ...

  6. GMO potatoes: The risks to health - GMWatch

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    In an interview with GMWatch, Dr Rommens discussed the risks to health posed by the GMO potatoes he created. GMW: In your article for Independent Science News, you mention that "The GMO potatoes are likely to accumulate at least two toxins that are absent in normal potatoes”. Can you tell us which toxins these are and what health problems ...

  7. Scientist mom evaluates Simplot’s GMO Innate potato | Genetic ...

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    Scientist mom evaluates Simplot’s GMO Innate potato Layla Katiraee | May 27, 2015 This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news ...

  8. US approves 3 types of genetically engineered potatoes (Update)

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    The approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration late last week gives Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Company permission to plant the potatoes this spring and sell them in the fall. The company said the potatoes contain only potato genes,...

  9. What Varieties of Potatoes Are GMO? | Livestrong.com

    www.livestrong.com/article/218439-what-varieties...

    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.

  10. Scientists react to republished Séralini GMO maize rat study ...

    geneticliteracyproject.org/2014/06/24/scientists...

    Scientists around the world react as a controversial animal study on genetically modified (GM) corn and glyphosate-based herbicide that had been published and then retracted has been republished ...