The British countryside has been GM-free for the last four years when Genetically Modified crops were last grown as part of the Government's Farm Scale Evaluations of the environmental impact of GM. But all this is set to change this month which marks the start of trials of a new GM potato here in England.
Dr. Pustazai’s curriculum vitae is what afforded him a $3 million grant by the UK government to study GMOs. Dr. Pustazai was possibly the first, if not a primary scientist to point out that GM food was not at all substantially equivalent to non-GM foods.
The plant biologist and genetic engineer Dr. Caius Rommens spent many years of his career working for Monsanto and then for the Idaho-based firm J.R. Simplot, where he developed hundreds of thousands of different GM potatoes at a cost of about $50 million.
A new strain of genetically modified potato appears immune to the devastating fungus responsible for the great Irish Famine of 1845, research has shown. Late blight, caused by the organism phytophthora infestans, remains the potato farmer’s greatest enemy to this day.
Okanagan Specialty Fruits, the British Columbia-based firm that produces the GM apples, and J.R. Simplot of Idaho, which grows the GM potatoes, both consulted with the FDA to assess the safety and nutrition of their foods.
BRITISH scientists have developed a strain of genetically modified potato that appears to be completely resistant to the devastating fungus late blight.
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Despite these concerted efforts by shadowy forces in the GMO industry and the UK and US governments who sought to prevent its publication, the study subsequently passed rigorous peer-review by a far larger than usual panel of scientists, and was published in the leading scientific journal, The Lancet (1999) Dr. Stanley Ewen, co-author of the study, stated that after publication, his career ...
GM potato research raises hope, history and controversy in Ireland. "The public can delineate," said Mullins, who works for the Irish Agricultural and Food Development Authority, known here by its Gaelic name, Teagasc. Most of the 27 EU member states are free of GMOs and several have banned them.
In the United Kingdom to date, four genetically modified food materials have gained full approval and are in commercial use: cheese produced with genetically modified chymosin, tomato paste from slow softening tomatoes, and genetically modified soya and maize.