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  1. Genetically modified potato - Wikipedia

    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 ...

  2. A Brief History Of Genetically Modified Organisms: From ...

    Jul 22, 2015 · Sweet potatoes are actually 8,000 year old GMOs. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock. Take the sweet potato, for example. A recent study found that sweet potatoes were bred some 8,000 years ago out of the swollen parts of regular potato roots. In other words, they didn’t exist until humans tinkered with them.

  3. In India, the British Hyped Potatoes to Justify Colonialism ...

    Apr 09, 2019 · Yet the potato was an unlikely candidate for a starring role in Indian food. When the British East India Company arrived in India in the 17th century, they found that, although the Portuguese had ...

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  4. The Past, Present, and Future of Genetically Modified Organisms

    Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are no stranger to controversy. In 1975 — decades before the first GMOs were to appear in grocery stores — a hodgepodge group of scientists, lawyers, journalists, and government officials met to discuss recombinant DNA (rDNA) [2, 3].

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  6. Status of Genetically modified (GM) crops in India

    the transgene (Food Standards Agency, 2012). An organism that undergoes genetic engineering is considered to be a genetically modified organism (GMO). Bacteria and GM mice were the first GMOs generated in 1973 and 1974 respectively. In 1982, insulin-producing bacteria were the first to

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  7. GMO potatoes: The risks to health - GMWatch

    Oct 11, 2018 · It seems that at the very least, metabolomics and proteomics analysis should be carried out on the GMO potatoes to spot any biochemical changes that have occurred as a result of the GMO process. My assessment of GMO potatoes is based on literature studies.

  8. Genetically modified potatoes 'resist late blight' - BBC News

    British scientists have developed genetically modified potatoes that are resistant to the vegetable's biggest threat - blight. A three-year trial has shown that these potatoes can thrive despite ...

  9. GMO scientist admits to worrying about the negative side ...

    Mar 07, 2019 · Rommens is the author of a new book, Pandora’s Potatoes: The Worst GMO’s. Rommens is the Ex-Director at J.R. Simplot and team leader for Monsanto. After spending twenty-six years in the agriculture industry as a genetic engineer, Rommens has developed over 150,000 varieties of GM potatoes.

  10. The GMO Potato: What Consumers Need to Know | Living Non-GMO ...

    Oct 31, 2018 · The potato has been added to the High-Risk list of the Non-GMO Project Standard because GMO versions of the potato are now “widely commercially available” in the United States. The Non-GMO Project Standard is the controlling document that defines the requirements for a product to be Non-GMO Project Verified.

  11. What Varieties of Potatoes Are GMO? |

    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.