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Health Canada, CFIA approve sale of genetically engineered potato

March 22, 2016  By CTV News

March 22, 2016, Toronto, Ont – Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have approved a genetically engineered potato for sale, said a U.S.-based company.

J.R. Simplot Company also announced its non-browning spuds could be in Canadian supermarkets by Thanksgiving.

The company was notified by both agencies in letters dated March 18 that it could sell its potatoes – which purportedly are less likely to bruise or turn brown when cut – to consumers or for livestock consumption. READ MORE


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