Cadmium resistant line of potatoes in development by University of Canterbury
November 12, 2015
University of Canterbury researchers have developed potato plants that are potentially resistant to cadmium, a highly toxic metal found in soil which is harmful to crops and can contribute to health issues in humans. End goal is to develop cadmium free potatoes.
Special Bakers Yeast shows potential to reduce acrylamide in potato products
November 03, 2015
Renaissance Ingredients Inc. shows the results of its in-house, laboratory-scale analysis of the efficacy of its non-GMO acrylamide-reducing baker’s yeast for applications in the potato industry.
Innate™ generation two in this field survived late blight infection
September 01, 2015
The J.R. Simplot Company is pleased that the USDA has deregulated the Russet Burbank variety of the second generation of Innate™ potatoes. Simplot is looking forward to the completion of the EPA registration and FDA consultation before the second generation of Innate™ potatoes can be introduced into the marketplace.
Maris Piper (Courtesy: Potato Council Variety Database / SASA)
June 10, 2015
Researchers in the United Kingdom aim for a new commercial potato that resists many of the worst vulnerabilities of potato crops around the world.
A look at the Innate Potato by FrankenFoodFacts
June 08, 2015
The blog FrankenFoodFacts recently published a review of the Innate potato of Simplot Plant Sciences. This blog by Layla Katiraee, who holds a Ph.D. in molecular genetics and is a senior scientist at a biotech company, offers the most insightful review of the Innate Potato PotatoPro has seen so far.
Acrylamide in Food; Scientific Opinion provided by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
June 07, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published its Scientific Opinion on Acrylamide in Food
Potato protoplasts expressing green florescence to demonstrate high transformation efficiency.
April 15, 2015
Cellectis Plant Sciences, Inc. has announced today that the Plant Biotechnology Journal has accepted the publication of its peer-reviewed manuscript demonstrating the phenotypic validation of potato lines developed by inactivating a single endogenous gene responsible for sugar accumulation when stored at cold temperatures.
Wallace Huffman
March 23, 2015
New research from an Iowa State University economist, Wallace Huffman, found consumers were willing to spend more for genetically modified potato products with reduced levels of a chemical compound linked to cancer.