Next Scene in “The GMO Horror Show”, The “Franken-Potato”………sigh

Potatoes are one of the “safe starches” for those who are gluten and grain free. One of my favorite healthy snacks is organic potatoes fried in unrefined coconut oil sprinkled with ultra health/tasty Pink Himalayan Salt

Simplot Company in Idaho has officially asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve five new varieties of genetically engineered potatoes, named Innate™, which the company has patented. Simplot is also seeking approval of its engineered potatoes in Canada, Japan, Mexico and South Korea.

Simplot has engineered 5 varieties of potatoes that will not develop black bruises, because McDonalds rejects those.

In 2003, Monsanto’s GM potato was taken off the market due to public outcry. Huge companies instructed their farmers not to plant the GM (New Leaf) potato because McDonald’s rejected them.

They were gone by 2002. If Simplot can get the public behind their potato — it will be easy to get it approved. It does not have genes from any other species.

The best way to stop this assault on potatoes is to get them where it hurts — the pocketbook. We need to get their largest customer, McDonald's on board. Both the apples and the potatoes are geared to hit the markets in 2015 unless something is done.

Most of the text of this article is copied from the full article in Real Food Forager, one of my  favorite wellness bloggers, if you want to go back and read the entire article.

 

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