GMO

GM helps spuds beat blight

See on Scoop.it – Potato News In a three-year genetic-modification research trial, British scientists from The Sainsbury Laboratory boosted resistance of potatoes to late blight – their most important disease – without deploying fungicides. See on www.charlotteobserver.com

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McDonald’s poised to embrace new GMO potato farming in 2014 and beyond

See on Scoop.it – Potato News McDonald’s poised to embrace new GMO potato farming in 2014 and beyond. A new variety of genetically modified potato could show up in Idaho as early as 2015.Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/043419_McDonalds_GMO_potatoes_French_fries.html#ixzz2po9JIrPO See on www.naturalnews.com

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GMO potatoes discussed at Potato Expo

A big topic at this year’s Potato Expo in San Antonio was the release of Simplot’s Innate technology for potatoes. During one of the Expo sessions Joe Guenthner from the University of Idaho discussed the benefits of Innate. More

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US: Simplot touts benefits of GMO spud

Simplot has developed potato varieties through biotechnology using potato DNA to reduce bruising, browning when cut and the amino acid responsible for the formation of acrylamides in potatoes cooked at high temperatures. The company has petitioned USDA for deregulation of the new varieties and is working on developing varieties with other desirable traits such as disease resistance and enhanced nutrition.[Read More…]

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Europa: La patata transgénica es ilegal

Una sentencia del Tribunal de Justicia Europeo ha anulado la autorización de la patata transgénica Amflora, propiedad del gigante biotecnológico alemán BASF. Reprocimos el texto que Amigos de la Tierra ha enviado a la prensa. El Tribunal afirma que la Comisión “no cumplió con sus obligaciones en el procedimiento”.Amigos de la Tierra celebra que se anule la decisión y solicita[Read More…]

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