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The Innate Potato – A GMO Creature Working to Come Out of the Test Tube

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Touch the Soil News #171 Last Friday, August 28, 2015, the USDA gave the green light for the Innate potato (a genetically modified potato) by giving it a “no regulated status.” In essence, J.R. Simplot Company – the creator of the Innate potato – is free to move forward to the next regulatory steps at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Innate potato technology supposedly makes the potato less likely to black spot bruising and resists late blight. Late blight is a potato disease that infects plants during the growing season – causing the plant to prematurely die. Haven Baker, Vice President of plant sciences at Simplot said that…

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