GMO, Storage

Biotechnology can enhance post-harvest quality

I recently toured several supermarkets to see how the stored potato crop was looking in retail displays. The first thing I noticed was the organic potato sprouts, ranging from peepers in russets to inch-long sprouts in some fingerling potatoes. That’s not an indictment of the organic industry. It’s just a fact that it is difficult to store organic potatoes as long as conventional potatoes. The organic toolbox does not include inexpensive, effective sprout control materials. There are U.S. biotech potato and apple varieties that have superior post-harvest quality traits. More

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