USDA Approves Genetically Modified “Innate Potato”

November 11, 2014 by  
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Last week, the USDA approved a genetically engineered potato, known as the Innate Potato. Created and trademarked by Simplot,  the new potato “has 40% less bruise” than regular potatoes and doesn’t turn brown after it’s cut, thereby reducing food wastage . It’s also lower in the amino acid asparagine, which oxidizes into a suspected human carcinogen when potatoes are cooked at high temperatures, such as when making french fries or potato chips. One of Simplot’s biggest customers is McDonald’s , and the company is already being lobbied by anti-GMO campaigners to not accept Simplot’s new offering, despite its touted benefits. Read the rest of USDA Approves Genetically Modified “Innate Potato” Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: acrylamide , asparagine , GE crops , GE potato , genetically engineered , genetically modified foods , GM , GM potato , GMO , GMO crops , mcdonalds , Monsanto , potato , RNA interference , Simplot , usda

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English Farmers Believe Genetically Modified Foods Will Solve Their Wet Weather Woes

January 4, 2013 by  
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Farmers at the Oxford Farming Conference told The Guardian that raising genetically modified food crops will make them more resilient to the effects of climate change . 2012 was the wettest year on record in England and many farmers suffered enormous losses as a result. Keen to remain globally competitive, they are convinced that GMO crops will be more drought, flood and disease-resistant. But environmentalists warn that GMOs will not bolster resilience and that organic and agro-ecological systems are a much safer bet. Read the rest of English Farmers Believe Genetically Modified Foods Will Solve Their Wet Weather Woes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , agroecological farming , Climate Change , England , Environment , floods , genetically modified foods , global warming , GMOs , News , organic food , Waitrose , wet weather

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87% of Americans Want Genetically Modified Foods Labeled (Infographic)

October 14, 2011 by  
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PROBAR/ CC BY 2.0 Another good GMO infographic , in light of it being Non-GMO Month this October. It covers much of the same ground as previous infographics we have shared on the subject of genetically modified food , but there are some interesting facts presented in it that you may not have been aware of…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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GMOs and Organics: Why Can’t They Get Along?

April 26, 2011 by  
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At a high-level gathering of food industry leaders and insiders, the controversy about genetically modified foods sprouted to the surface, as panelists debated whether GMOs will feed the world or destroy the planet.  

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Pediatricians Prescribe US Chemical Policy Reform

April 26, 2011 by  
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Pediatricians want U.S. chemical laws revamped to better protect children and pregnant women.

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Genetically Modified Foods May Cause Sterility in Future Generations

June 1, 2010 by  
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These days most of what is on grocery store shelves has been engineered to taste and look a certain way. Countless researchers are currently at work trying to figure out what effects these modified “foods” could have on our bodies — they’ve already found that genetically modified foods (GMO’s) can affect birth weight and infant mortality

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Toronto’s City Hall Podium Sprouts a Green Rooftop Park

June 1, 2010 by  
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Photo by Lloyd Alter Over Memorial Day weekend the City of Toronto unveiled a stunning green roof on top of City Hall, and it is getting glowing praise from all who have seen it. Lloyd Alter was on hand for the opening and got some good shots of the sedum-covered and artfully landscaped roof garden.

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Help Redesign BP’s ‘Green’ Logo and Win $200!

June 1, 2010 by  
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We’re getting kind of sick of saying this, but BP’s latest latest attempt to stop oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico has failed — yet again. The oil spill is quickly becoming the largest environmental disaster in US history and BP’s unsuccessful efforts to find any sort of solution are infuriating

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