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Many of us remember RNA from high school biology, where we were taught that the RNA molecule reads DNA, then makes proteins to carry out tasks

RNA breakthrough creates crops that can yield 50% more potatoes, rice

juli 25, 2021
Manipulating RNA can dramatically increase the yield of potato plants, as well as increasing drought tolerance, announced a group of scientists from the University of Chicago, Peking University and Guizhou University.
US pushes Mexico for approval of GM crops, access to potato market.

US pushes Mexico for approval of GM crops, access to potato market

juli 12, 2021
The United States pressured Mexico on Wednesday to allow genetically modified crops into the country and to open up access to U.S.-grown potatoes. Trade talks were held Wednesday in Mexico City.
USDA Announces Deregulation Extension of Potato Developed Using Genetic Engineering

USDA Extends Deregulation of Simplot Potato Varieties Developed Using Genetic Engineering

april 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).
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'

januari 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.
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

november 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

september 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.
Biodiversidad genética: 223 variedades de papas nativas en MIL Centro

Biodiversidad genética: 223 variedades de papas nativas en MIL Centro

maart 09, 2020
Uno de los primeros intercambios entre la población andina y la tierra, fue a través de la papa. Los primeros indicios de su cultivo datan los 8000 años de antigüedad. Desde entonces, generaciones de agricultores han domesticado miles de variedades.
El INTA Balcarce siembra papas modificadas genéticamente que no se oxidan

INTA sows the first potatoes that do not oxidize

februari 11, 2020
In a work published recently in Frontiers in Plant Science, scientists from Argentina and Sweden reported the results of the research that consisted in the edition of a polyphenol oxidase gene in potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.).
WPC Webinar - January 24, 2020 with Dr. David Douches

World Potato Congress Webinar: January 24, 2020 with Dr. David Douches

januari 13, 2020
The World Potato Congress (WPC) continues with its webinar series in its 2020 on January 24, with a webinar featuring Dr. David Douches of 'Feed the Future – Biotechnology Potato Partnership'
New sweet potato variety could appeal to Canadian growers

New sweet potato variety could appeal to Canadian growers

juli 08, 2019
The idea was straightforward: develop a sweet potato variety that could be adapted across Canada so the country could grow more sweet potatoes rather than rely on imports.

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