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Newly deregulated GMO potato aims to benefit health, reduce shrink

A new genetically engineered potato has been deregulated. The V11 Snowden was developed by J.R. Simplot Co. and has been engineered to benefit consumer health, improve product quality and reduce culls and pick-outs through low acrylamide potential, reduced black spot bruising and lowered reducing sugars. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service previously reviewed and deregulated these GE traits in another GE potato developed by J.R. Simplot, referred to as Innate Potato. APHIS concluded that the V11 Snowden is no more likely to pose a plant pest risk than the Innate. More

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