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USDA APPROVES TWO #GMO #POTATO VARIETIES

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved commercial planting of two types of potatoes that are genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine. The approval covers Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co.’s Russet and Atlantic varieties of the company’s second generation of innate potatoes. The potatoes next must clear a voluntary U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as reported by the Associated Press.

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