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 ... Rwanda and parts of India and Uganda rely heavily on the potato as a staple, he said, and the disease is halving yields because ...
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.
Potatoes were introduced to Europe from the Americas in the second half of the 16th century by the Spanish. Today they are a staple food in many parts of the world and an integral part of much of the world's food supply. As of 2014, potatoes were the world's fourth-largest food crop after maize (corn), wheat, and rice.
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.
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
A potato may be described as having a waxy or floury texture. Floury potatoes tend to break up when boiled, so are best baked, roasted or chipped, while waxy potatoes are moister and have less starch, so are good for boiling and in potato salad and layered potato dishes.
From the first moment European explorers got their hands on potato, they saw the potentials of the plant that can change the way we eat and practice medicine. After centuries of expansion, potato became one of the most beloved vegetables in the world, and here is the perfect place for you to find out how it managed to do so.
Nov 26, 2015 · Great British Chefs is a team of passionate food lovers dedicated to bringing you the latest food stories, news and reviews. While the turkey might take centre stage at Christmas, a bowl of crisp, golden, fluffy roast potatoes with just the right ratio of crunchy crust to smooth centre can easily steal the show.
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.