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18. Interesting fact about these GMO potatoes:
Sat Nov 8, 2014, 12:50 AM
Nov 2014

They can be prevented from reproducing with a simple piece of string via tuber ligation.


Yup. Erich Bloodaxe BSN Nov 2014 #1
+1. GMOs can be both good and bad, and need to be heavily regulated. chrisa Nov 2014 #4
The same can be said for all seed development technologies. HuckleB Nov 2014 #7
this is too much- Tumbulu Nov 2014 #20
There is a system of regulation. Pretending otherwise is just too much, indeed. HuckleB Nov 2014 #36
No there is not, and your misrepresentations just illustrate Tumbulu Nov 2014 #45
Prove your assertions. HuckleB Nov 2014 #51
Claiming it's healthier is anti-science woo-woo. bananas Nov 2014 #22
It's funny to see you calling out such matters. HuckleB Nov 2014 #60
"The new potato also resists bruising" - FrankenPotatoes with unproven health claims. bananas Nov 2014 #25
We have tomatoes you can put on your window upaloopa Nov 2014 #55
A healthier potato? Lenomsky Nov 2014 #33
That would not be good for a diabetic at all yeoman6987 Nov 2014 #56
Why do you say that? HuckleB Nov 2014 #5
Because it's not a use that has, as it's goal, Erich Bloodaxe BSN Nov 2014 #43
OK. So, are you saying most GMOs are different? HuckleB Nov 2014 #61
'Most'? Erich Bloodaxe BSN Nov 2014 #63
So you would rather farmers use older, more toxic herbicides? HuckleB Nov 2014 #66
More on this issue.. HuckleB Nov 2014 #80
don't trust it. They keep making claims that end up not being true. Sundome Nov 2014 #24
Speaking of advertising as news bucolic_frolic Nov 2014 #32
The anti-GMO movement does make baseless claims on a daily basis. HuckleB Nov 2014 #62
Modified potato last seen destroying Boise. christx30 Nov 2014 #2
Somewhere there are tears in the eyes AgingAmerican Nov 2014 #3
Cool. drm604 Nov 2014 #6
+1 Yes, it does! HuckleB Nov 2014 #8
I recall reading somewhere that someone is trying to engineer a tomato drm604 Nov 2014 #9
Indeed. Still, yeah, there is nothing like picking a tomato and chomping on it. HuckleB Nov 2014 #11
Looks delicious! Kablooie Nov 2014 #10
That's fucking great! Scootaloo Nov 2014 #14
Simplot, you're living in your own Private Idaho, not underground like a wild potato. kwassa Nov 2014 #12
Yeah, but can Dan Quayle spell it? n/t RufusTFirefly Nov 2014 #13
Is the rest of the potato identical? bucolic_frolic Nov 2014 #15
*yawn* AtheistCrusader Nov 2014 #16
Scientists and the GOP are in cahoots? Dr Hobbitstein Nov 2014 #17
Yes, at least! Tumbulu Nov 2014 #21
Interesting fact about these GMO potatoes: Orrex Nov 2014 #18
Bwhahaha! babylonsister Nov 2014 #76
+1,000,000 ... 000 HuckleB Nov 2014 #78
I won't be buying any potatoes. Good for the roody Nov 2014 #19
I'm much more amenable to this than herbicide resistance (nt) Recursion Nov 2014 #23
Do you have any idea how much herbicides are used on organic produce? HuckleB Nov 2014 #54
"Organic" in general? No, I have no idea Recursion Nov 2014 #58
Do you live on the farm? HuckleB Nov 2014 #67
Where are the thc / cbd potatoes? NBachers Nov 2014 #26
I suspect the resistence to bruising was the primary aim Prophet 451 Nov 2014 #27
You say potato; I say topato... damyank913 Nov 2014 #28
In the past, food tasted like survival. True Blue Door Nov 2014 #39
I was referring to eating processed and genetically engineered food... damyank913 Nov 2014 #47
All things change. All things. That is the salvation of life. True Blue Door Nov 2014 #48
Yes. And Soylent Green is made from people. damyank913 Nov 2014 #49
I for one welcome our New God Old Nick Nov 2014 #29
The potato is designed to reduce a harmful ingredient in French fries. candelista Nov 2014 #30
"...a major supplier of frozen French fries to McDonald’s." KansDem Nov 2014 #31
The Myth of the Non-Decomposing McDonald’s Hamburger HuckleB Nov 2014 #37
I selected the video to make a point about the french fries... KansDem Nov 2014 #46
So reading about why is too much? HuckleB Nov 2014 #50
What's NOT in them is the real answer jmowreader Nov 2014 #57
They won't be supplying any of these to Mickey D's KamaAina Nov 2014 #71
I thought they were already GMO'd CountAllVotes Nov 2014 #34
Depends where the potatoes are from happyslug Nov 2014 #42
Another reason to grow your own if you have a small plot of land.... dmosh42 Nov 2014 #35
Trust science. Don't trust the people who profit from its specific applications. True Blue Door Nov 2014 #38
And don't trust "organic" companies pushing baseless fear about GMOs. HuckleB Nov 2014 #53
There are a large number of heirloom potatos and a very rich gene pool. hunter Nov 2014 #40
thank you niyad Nov 2014 #41
+1 BuddhaGirl Nov 2014 #44
So why aren't farmers jumping at those seeds? HuckleB Nov 2014 #52
Worship of the almight dollar. Erich Bloodaxe BSN Nov 2014 #64
So, you think farmers should not make a living. HuckleB Nov 2014 #65
That's a very bizarre interpretation of what I wrote. Erich Bloodaxe BSN Nov 2014 #68
Ah, so you have no response. HuckleB Nov 2014 #69
No response to what? Erich Bloodaxe BSN Nov 2014 #70
Ah, you think I'm dumber than I look. HuckleB Nov 2014 #73
No, I just don't know what you're talking about. Erich Bloodaxe BSN Nov 2014 #74
I'd like to trust you, but I can't. HuckleB Nov 2014 #75
Actually I didn't respond because the data in the link you provided doesn't support your claims. Erich Bloodaxe BSN Nov 2014 #77
LOL! Prove it. HuckleB Nov 2014 #79
DUer magical thyme grows several of them. :-) KamaAina Nov 2014 #72
Image of the Genetically Modified Potato Yavin4 Nov 2014 #59
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