Feb 28, 2017 · 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 announced.
As a result, only a very small amount of acreage has been devoted to it so far. The company worked with farmers to grow approximately 6,000 acres of the potato to be sold in 2017. By comparison, there were over 955,000 acres of potatoes planted in the U.S. in 2015. Why would farmers choose to grow genetically modified potatoes?
Oct 31, 2016 · The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of two types of potatoes that are genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine.
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Oct 31, 2018 · The Genetically Modified Potato. Potatoes have a gene that causes them to bruise when damaged. In these new GMO potatoes, that gene has been silenced so it cannot be expressed. The potato still gets damaged, but the symptoms are hidden from view — and from the consumer. This is not the only modification made to these potatoes; they have also ...
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Nov 09, 2014 · USDA Approves Genetically Engineered Super Potato. Stuart Minzey&—Getty Images. By Nolan Feeney November 9, 2014 1:38 PM EST T he U.S. Department of Agriculture on Friday ...
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May 24, 2017 · These three new varieties are actually Simplot’s second generation of this type of genetically-modified potato. The first generation has been sold as White Russets for over two years . And a ...
Oct 17, 2018 · A genetic engineer who helped create GMO potatoes, including ones that are currently being sold to consumers, speaks out and explains why he renounces his work and why he believes his genetically engineered crops should be pulled from the market.
Jan 09, 2017 · In a few years, you could be eating the next generation of genetically altered foods — potatoes that do not turn brown or soybeans with a healthier mix of fatty acids.
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