Apples that resist browning, potatoes that don’t bruise approved in US


ECONOMIC TIMES: A pair of new GMO-infused foods have been approved for sale in the United States.

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ECONOMIC TIMES: A pair of new GMO-infused foods have been approved for sale in the United States.

“These foods are as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts,” said a statement by the Food and Drug Administration. 

The ruling applies to six varieties of potatoes, known by the trade name Innate potatoes, genetically engineered by J. R. Simplot Company in Idaho.  The potatoes not only resist bruising, they also produce less acrylamide, a chemical that can form in some foods during high-temperature cooking or frying, and has been found to be carcinogenic in lab ra .. 

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