Simplot aims to avoid ‘Frankenfood’ fight

The following is an edited excerpt.

A Boise company doesn’t want to make Monsanto’s genetically modified mistake of 12 years ago. Much has changed in those years, according to the J.R. Simplot Co. Simplot is betting the public will accept its biotech potatoes. Monsanto’s failed when McDonald’s rejected them and Simplot told its potato-farming suppliers not to grow them.

A key difference: Simplot’s potatoes use only potato genes, not genes from other living things. Monsanto’s used genes from synthetic bacteria to kill insect pests.

Read original article in its entirety here: Simplot aims to avoid ‘Frankenfood’ fight

Outbreak Daily Digest
Biotech Facts & Fallacies
GLP Podcasts
Infographic: Here’s where GM crops are grown around the world today

Infographic: Here’s where GM crops are grown around the world today

Do you know where biotech crops are grown in the world? This updated ISAAA infographics show where biotech crops were ...
News on human & agricultural genetics and biotechnology delivered to your inbox.
glp menu logo outlined

Newsletter Subscription

* indicates required
Email Lists
Send this to a friend