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  1. USDA Approves 2 New Varieties of GMO Potatoes - EcoWatch

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    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

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

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    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.

  3. Genetically modified potato - Wikipedia

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    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.

  4. The History and Future of GM Potatoes | PotatoPro

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    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

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

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    Genetically modified potatoes are studied, criticized in Ireland ... Rwanda and parts of India and Uganda rely heavily on the potato as a staple, he said, and the disease is halving yields because ...

  6. History of the potato - Wikipedia

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    The potato was first domesticated in the region of modern-day southern Peru and extreme northwestern Bolivia between 8000 and 5000 BC. Cultivation of potatoes in South America may go back 10,000 years, but tubers do not preserve well in the archaeological record, making identification difficult.

  7. GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them? - NPR

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    Jan 13, 2015 · GMO Potatoes Have Arrived. But Will Anyone Buy Them? : The Salt New GMO potatoes don't bruise as easily, and, when fried, they have less of a potentially harmful chemical. Yet some big chip and ...

  8. U.S. approves 3 types of genetically engineered potatoes ...

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    U.S. approves 3 types of genetically engineered potatoes Share this: ... which opposes GMOs and verifies non-GMO food and products, said the new potatoes don’t qualify as non-GMO.

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

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    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.

  10. Genetically modified food - Wikipedia

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    With the creation of golden rice in 2000, scientists had genetically modified food to increase its nutrient value for the first time. By 2010, 29 countries had planted commercialized biotech crops and a further 31 countries had granted regulatory approval for transgenic crops to be imported.