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GM Maris Piper project wins £841k

GM Maris Piper project wins £841kA project to develop a genetically-modified Maris Piper potato that will be resistant to two common diseases has won £841,000 in funding. Known as the TSL Potato Partnership Project, the new GM potato will be resistant to late potato blight and potato cyst nematodes. It will also contain lower levels of reducing sugars and asparagine, and it will be less prone to bruise damage, which will reduce food waste caused by discarding bruised tubers. More

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