Loc: Waterloo, NY
USDA to approve Simplot's genetically engineered potato that resists late blight
Associated Press - Aug. 28, 2015 - By KEITH RIDLER
The Russet Burbank variety the USDA approved is the second generation of Simplot's Innate potatoes and also includes the first generation's reduced bruising and a greater reduction in a chemical produced at high temperatures some studies have shown can cause cancer.
The second generation potato also includes an additional trait the company says will allow potatoes to be stored at colder temperatures longer to reduce food waste.
Baker notes that the modifications were made by silencing existing genes or adding genes from other types of potatoes.