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FDA Approves Three New Types of GMO Potatoes — Here’s What You Must Know to Avoid Them

The new potatoes come in the three main varieties listed above: Ranger Russet, Atlantic and Ruset Burbank; White Russet may also be on store shelves currently According to Ecowatch.

Unfortunately for consumers, the new GMO potatoes could begin showing up in many places without warning: from grocery store shelves to cafes and restaurants, due to the fact that they will not be labeled.

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FDA Approves Three New Types of GMO Potatoes — Here’s What You Must Know to Avoid Them

There are many varieties of potatoes on store shelves, and up to four different kinds may be GMO by the time fall 2017 hits. Photo via Wikipedia Commons

In July 2015, the first genetically engineered (or genetically modified, otherwise known as “GMO”) potatoes arrived on store shelves in the form of a specific type of white russets.

Now nearly two years later, most consumers still remain blissfully unaware that the potatoes even exist, and to make matters more complicated, three new types of GMO potatoes are on the way.

How Big Food Twists the Science

Just like mosquitos are the vectors of spread for malaria, a landmark article published recently in one of the most prestigious medical journals described large food corporations as the vectors of spread for chronic disease. Unlike “infectious disease epidemics, however, these corporate disease vectors implement sophisticated campaigns to undermine public health interventions.” Most mosquitoes don’t have as good PR firms.

Nobody wants or needs GM potatoes, so why is Big Biotech intent on pushing it?

By Gutierrez: (NaturalNews) In November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture granted approval to biotech company Simplot's "Innate" variety of genetically modified (GM) potatoes. Yet in response to campaigns by GMO critics, both Frito-Lay and McDonald's have pledged not to use GM potatoes.

"McDonald's USA does not source GMO potatoes, nor do we have current plans to change our sourcing practice," a company spokesperson said.

Researchers develop natural purple and red, anthocyanin-rich potatoes

By Gutierrez:(NaturalNews) Scientists from the Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland, have used conventional, non-genetic engineering techniques to produce three new varieties of potato that are exceptionally high in antioxidants. Both the skin and flesh of the potatoes are red, purple or yellow.

French fried pesticide and the upcoming GMO potato


Health enthusiasts all talk about the dangers of consuming genetically modified corn, soy, canola, cottonseed oil and sugar beets (MSG), but what about GM potatoes? Surely fast food French fries aren't just cooked in genetically mutated, hydrogenated oils but come from potatoes that are bred to resist blight fungus and other field "pests" right? Corporate America never leaves a stone unturned when it comes to saving money and investing in chronic sick care at the same time, so why would fast food fries be any different? Has the Franken-fry already invaded the likes of most fast food and we just don't know about it?

Report confirms importance of eating pale produce, 'a forgotten source of nutrients'


According to a report in Advances in Nutrition, a journal published by the American Society for Nutrition, it's high time that we take a closer look at the health benefits of pale produce, not just colorful ones. The report, "White Vegetables: A Forgotten Source of Nutrients," outlines the benefits of pale produce and suggests that Americans consider incorporating more of them in their diets to obtain the nutrients that are often overlooked in favor of foods that have deeper hues.