Maven Moment: The Fourth of July & Grandma’s Potato Salad

July 1, 2020 by  
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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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Bizarre TomTato Grows Tomatoes and Potatoes on a Single Plant!

October 1, 2013 by  
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A horticulture center in the UK has spent the better part of a decade developing something that the vast majority of us didn’t realize the world was missing: a single plant which grows both tomatoes and potatoes. Thompson and Morgan , creators of the TomTato ‘veg plot in a pot,’ claim that the plant’s tomatoes are better tasting than many potato-less varieties, are completely safe to eat, and are in no way genetically modified . Read the rest of Bizarre TomTato Grows Tomatoes and Potatoes on a Single Plant! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: genetically modified , GMOs , hybrid plant , nightshade , plant , potato , potato tom , thompson and morgan , tomato , tomtato , urban gardening        

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