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Viewpoint: There’s no such thing as a ‘GMO,’ and the history of potatoes illustrates why the term is ‘nonsensical’

The expression “genetically modified organisms” (“GMOs”) is not only void of scientific value, but has negative effects on agricultural progress ...
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Australia, New Zealand could approve two GMO potatoes after finding ‘no potential public health concerns’

Food Standards Australia New Zealand .... released a call for public comment on an application to approve food from two ...
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Biotech potatoes: A case study of how genetic engineering can improve our food supply

To help demonstrate the power of biotechnology, consider the following analogy: Imagine you have two decks of cards, one red ...
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Fighting blight with GMO potatoes

Dr. Eric Magembe is committed to using the tools of genetic engineering to fight the devasating potato late blight disease ...
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Field trials of non-browning CRISPR-edited potatoes begin in Argentina

In a study published recently in the Frontiers in Plant Science magazine, scientists from Argentina and Sweden reported they have edited ...
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High yielding, gene-edited potato could help prevent future french fry shortages

Panic is setting in about a potential french fry shortage in the near future, due to a poor potato harvest ...
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Blight-resistant GMO potatoes show promise in field trials

A genetically modified potato with improved tuber quality and resistance to the devastating disease late blight has progressed successfully through ...
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Argentina approves GMO virus-resistant potato expected to save farmers $45 million annually

After being de-regulated [in] August 2018, the National Council of Technical and Scientific Research (CONICET) [began] the formal process [of ...
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CRISPR immunizes potato against plant viruses, cutting production costs of globally important food crop

Society and the legislative authorities are often cynical about the presence of [transgenes] in GMOs. However, more advanced plant breeding ...
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Pepsi’s dropped lawsuit over patented potato raises global questions about intellectual property

A dispute between small, local farmers in India and a corporate giant over a patent on the type of potatoes ...
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Researchers petition UK officials to launch disease-resistant potato field trials

The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich [in the UK], has applied to [the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs] Defra for ...
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Potato breeding ‘revolution’ aims to safeguard spuds against proliferating pests and climate change

In Peru and around the world, enhancing the potato has become a high priority. It is the most important food ...
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Researchers aim to develop heartier potatoes, but ‘generations of inbreeding’ may pose a challenge

Scientists are trying to revolutionize potatoes and....cure the tubers’ depression, the result of generations of inbreeding. ....Potatoes reproduce through cloning, ...
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Genetic basis for fruit and vegetable shapes helps tell the story of plant evolution

From elongated oblongs to near-perfect spheres, vegetables come in almost every size and shape. But what differentiates a fingerling potato ...
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Can CRISPR help us stop wasting so much food?

CRISPR. It’s not what’s for dinner. Not yet, at least. But the hot genetic editing technology could be instrumental in ...
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Argentina introduces GMO potato to combat virus that destroys up to 70% of nation’s crop

The Ministry of Food and Bioeconomy, under the Ministry of Agribusiness of Argentina, authorized the commercialization of the seed, and ...