GMO potatoes are being sold in some stores in the Midwest and Southeast under the brand “White Russets.”
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The first generation of genetically modified potatoes created by J.R. Simplot Company were marketed as “White Russets.” Doug Cole, the company’s director of marketing and communications, said about 400 acres worth sold out last summer in grocery stores in 10 states in the Midwest and Southeast. The company plans to market about 2,000 acres of potatoes next summer.
The Institute for Responsible Technology (IRT) is a non-profit organization that researches and reports news and information about the health risks of genetically engineered food. GMOs (genetically modified organisms) are present in processed foods and many food products.
ABC News. http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/usda-approve-simplots-genetically-engineered-potato-33387744
J.R. Simplot Company. http://www.simplotplantsciences.com/