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European Commission's positive conclusion on continued use of CRISPR for a competitive and green future.

Swedish Starch industry pleased with European Commission's positive conclusion on the use of CRISPR

Mayo 07, 2021
On 29 April 2021, the European Commission published a study into new genomic techniques and the consequences of the European Court of Justice's July 2018 judgment.
USDA Announces Deregulation Extension of Potato Developed Using Genetic Engineering

USDA Extends Deregulation of Simplot Potato Varieties Developed Using Genetic Engineering

Abril 29, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending deregulation to J.R. Simplot Company’s (Simplot) potato variety developed using genetic engineering, designated as Snowden Z6 (Z6 potato).
New resistance genes against late blight were identified in a close relative of the potato, Solanum americanum

Un nuevo gen hace que las patatas sean resistentes a 19 aislamientos de Phytophthora

Febrero 22, 2021
Un equipo internacional de investigadores, incluido el de WUR Wageningen, ha logrado avances significativos en la lucha contra la infame enfermedad de la papa Phytophthora infestans.
Argentina: Sector productivo en contra de la aprobación de la papa transgénica 'Spunta Ticar'

Argentina: Sector productivo en contra de la aprobación de la papa transgénica 'Spunta Ticar'

Enero 18, 2021
El primer transgénico nacional aprobado para consumo humano directo finalmente fue aprobado, a pesar de la oposición de toda la cadena vinculada al cultivo.
Goodbye to potato late blight

Bangladesh imports two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial

Enero 10, 2021
Bangladesh is importing two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial. Success will save 20% yield loss and Tk100C in fungicide cost.
Why a new potato variety could be a game-changer for farmers in East Africa

Why a new potato variety could be a game-changer for farmers in East Africa

Diciembre 17, 2020
Imagine being a potato farmer in Ethiopia, Kenya, or Nigeria. On a small piece of land, which you depend on for food and income, you have spent months planting, weeding, and watering.
Close-up of late blight infected potato leaves collected in Indonesia

Researchers map late blight strains in potato on Java, Indonesia

Diciembre 15, 2020
A new study published in Plant Pathology identifies for the first time the genotypes of P. infestans, causing late blight in the main potato-growing regions in Java, Indonesia.
El Perú tiene más de tres mil variedades de papa, una riqueza a preservar.

Se prolonga la Polémica Moratoria al ingreso de cultivos transgénicos al Perú hasta el 2035

Noviembre 02, 2020
La semana pasada se prolongó la moratoria al ingreso de cultivos transgénicos al Perú hasta el 2035. El tema suscita el debate a favor y en contra desde hace nueve años, cuando se estableció una primera moratoria que vencía el 2021.
All Hail the Rise of the Climate - Smart Potato

Potato Potential - in all climates

Septiembre 08, 2020
The potential of the potato has only just begun to be realized. Some 368 million metric tons of potatoes were harvested globally in 2019, as people from Vietnam to Kenya, the Peruvian Andes to Rwanda produced a wide variety of the root vegetable, helping feed an estimated 1.3 billion people who rely on them as a staple food.
From 'ridge' to 'bed' – the next step in HZPC potato innovation

From 'ridge' to 'bed' – the next step in HZPC potato innovation

Junio 25, 2020
Increasing food security in areas that are hard to access. This is one of the ideas behind an important potato innovation by HZPC: hybrid potato breeding.

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