The USDA has approved a GMO Russet Potato.
The USDA this month concluded their research and discussion period regarding the GMO Russet Potato referred to as the Russet Burbank Innate W8 potato which is a genetically engineered (GE) product.
We have created a short video that will educate you on the product and the process it went to to become an approved deregulated product.
GMO produce food products are a hot topic of conversation these days. We believe that the more real facts we can get our hands on the more we can be prepared for pivotal moments. There are many facts that are true in regards to GMO products but there are also many “facts” that are not or are simply scary rumors with to research to stand behind it.
Our goal is to neither support nor stand in the way of advances in modern agriculture but we do believe in fleshing out facts from fiction.
All resources are documented in the Federal Register, Vol. 80, No. 170 on Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Docket No. APHIS–2014–0076
For more details we have listed some resources below if you wish to research this further.
Resource Two Look under APHIS Petition Number 14–093–01p
Resource Three: Dr. John Turner, Director, Environmental Risk Analysis Programs, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 147, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1236; (301) 851–3954, email: [email protected]
To obtain copies of the supporting documents for this petition, contact Ms. Cindy Eck at (301) 851–3892, email: [email protected] aphis.usda.gov.
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