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Genetically modified potatoes are studied, criticized in Ireland. In a secured government greenhouse in Carlow, Ireland, plant scientist Ewen Mullins examines transplants of genetically modified potatoes engineered to resist late blight disease. (Adrian Higgins/The Washington Post)
USDA Approves 2 New Varieties of GMO Potatoes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture formally approved two new types of genetically engineered potatoes. iStock This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture formally approved two new types of genetically engineered potatoes, both of which were developed by Simplot, the Idaho-based spud giant.
Varieties of GMO Potatoes. Red Flag, Says Industry Watchdog Food-safety advocates have expressed concern regarding the GM potato varieties that are ready to hit the market. The varieties use a new form of genetic engineering known as RNA interference, according to the Center for Food Safety, an industry watchdog.
Oct 11, 2018 · 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 ...
Aug 31, 2015 · Because one of the earliest genetic engineering or GMO cases (the first broad public experiment) that has preambled the long history of ignoring and suppressing the real dangers of genetic engineering and GMO foods is the infamous tryptophan food supplement disaster of 1989 where the FDA ignored the warnings of their own scientists about the ...
(Image Credit: GMO Answers) The potato is the most frequently consumed vegetable in the United States, which raises the question – are there GMO potatoes? We discussed GMO potato ‘101’ with PhD student Nat Graham, a sixth year doctoral candidate in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of Missouri Columbia.
Other than these three potatoes (Innate Gen 1, Ranger Russet, and Atlantic), there does not appear to be any more GMO potatoes headed to a grocery store or fast-food joint near you. Any others? One of the very first Bt GMO crops to be developed was NewLeaf Potatoes by Monsanto in 1995, however, demand for this variety was so low that they discontinued the line in 2001.
How To Avoid The New GMO Potato. The potatoes reportedly underwent ‘successful’ field trials in 8 states between 2009 and 2001: Florida, Indiana, Idaho, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Washington and Wisconsin. And of course, Simplot claims they are safe: [box] “This approval comes after a decade of scientific development,...
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.
Aug 10, 2015 · To clarify I want to say that my above comment was only meant to show that GMO foods are safe to eat, but we should not accept this as the end of the debate. Megan has done a fine job of synthesizing multiple studies that show how safe the GMO foods are for consumers, however we should not believe this is a closed book on GMO safety.