Potato Processing company J.R. Simplot acquires license for CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing technology
August 06, 2018
J.R. Simplot has acquired a license for CRISPR-Cas9 and related gene editing tools. This provides Simplot with another avenue to add desirable traits to fruits and vegetables, including potatoes.
Potato Farmers in Uganda are waiting for new GM 'Victoria'
July 07, 2018
Victoria - a popular local potato variety in Uganda - is extremely susceptible to potato Late Blight disease, but a resistant GM version of this variety has been developed.
With testing almost complete, it is up to the government biosafety regulatory authorities in Uganda.
Experimental potato delivers bounty of vitamin A and E
December 21, 2017
An experimental 'golden' potato has the potential to provide as much as 42 percent of a child’s recommended daily intake of vitamin A and 34 percent of a child’s recommended intake of vitamin E, according to a study co-led at The Ohio State University.
J.R. Simplot partners with Iden Biotechnology in a search for genes to enhance nutritional properties of the potato
November 18, 2017
Iden Biotechnology - a Spanish biotechnology company - and J.R. Simplot Company, a potato processor and developer and marketer of Innate® Potatoes, recently entered into an agreement to explore the potential for nutritional enrichment of the potato.
Analyzing the genes of ancient potatoes helps to improve future varieties
November 01, 2017
Examining the ancestors of the modern, North American cultivated potato has revealed a set of common genes and important genetic pathways that have helped potatoes adapt over thousands of years.
Reino Unido desarrolla papa genéticamente modificada resistente al tizón tardío
October 26, 2017
Científicos financiados por el fondo público del BBSRC y radicados en el Norwich Research Park, han desarrollado una papa genéticamente modificada con resistencia al tizón tardío.
First field trial with GM Maris Piper resistant to late blight went brilliantly
October 26, 2017
A genetically-modified (GM) Maris Piper designed to resist the devastating plant disease late blight has worked “brilliantly” during the first year of field trials, according to scientists of The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL)
Las papas geneticamente modificadas de Simplot siguen aprobandose en el mercado extranjero
October 03, 2017
La compañía norteamericana Simplot ha obtenido la aprobación para su papa marca Innate en algunos mercados clave, como Japón. Y tiene pendientes otras solicitudes de acceso a mercados extranjeros.
Solynta develops a blight resistant potato variety (non-GMO)
August 22, 2017
The Dutch company Solynta has developed a potato variety that is resistant to late blight (Phytophthora Infestans). As a result, it could greatly reduce the use of pesticides in agriculture.

Innate® Second Generation Potato Receives Approval in Canada
August 03, 2017
Health Canada and Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have completed the food, feed, and environmental safety assessments of the J.R. Simplot Company’s second generation of Innate® potatoes. The authorizations enable the potatoes to be imported, planted, and sold in Canada.