Simplot's gmo potato approved by the USDA | GMO tubers | Scoop.it

A potato genetically engineered to eliminate a potentially harmful ingredient that emerges in the high heat required for French fries and potato chips has been approved for commercial planting, the Department of Agriculture announced Friday. The potato’s DNA has been altered so that less of acrylamide is produced when the potato is fried. Acrylamide has been shown to cause cancer in rodents and is a suspected human carcinogen. The newly designed potato also resists bruising. The potato was developed by the J. R. Simplot Company, based in Boise, Idaho.


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