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McDonald’s not interested in GMO potatoes

McDonald’s has turned down genetically modified potatoes, but its developer seeks to sell them through alternate channels. A new genetically modified potato has gotten the stamp of approval from USDA, but not from McDonald’s. Innate potato was engineered by the J.R. Simplot agribusiness company to bruise less and to produce less of a potentially cancer-causing compound when fried. The USDA recently deregulated the genetically modified organism, allowing it to be grown without restriction. J.R. Simplot is a major french fry supplier to McDonald’s, but the fast food chain wants nothing to do with the newly commercialized variety. More

Lukie Pieterse, Editor & Publisher

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