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U.S. approves three types of GM potatoes


December 17, 2019
By Spring Hill Insider

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Three types of potatoes genetically engineered to resist the late blight pathogen have been approved as safe to eat and produce by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Company was given permission to plant the potatoes this spring and sell them in the fall. The company said the potatoes contain only potato genes, and that the resistance to late blight comes from an Argentine variety of potato that naturally produces a defence. | READ MORE