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Idaho Company Seeks to Introduce Genetically-Engineered Potato

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One of the country's leading suppliers of French fries is asking the federal government to approve genetically modified potatoes. The USDA on Friday announced J.R. Simplot's petition to produce what would be the only genetically-engineered potato on the

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Judy C (97)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:33 pm
This, of course, is a horrible idea. Let's hope this potato is rejected as the first one was. People eat a lot of potatoes in this country! Thanks, Kathy.

Jeanne Young (19)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:34 pm
We may as well resign ourselves to an ever-increasing avalanche of GM produce requests - - -Along with fossil fuels, animal abuse, and all the REST of the planet-destroying activities of Big Business - - -PROTEST, VOTE, PRAY, without ceasing

Sue Matheson (79)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 3:35 pm

JL A (281)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:03 pm
sad to hear.......

Debbie G (306)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:09 pm
No, no, and NO. I have for the most part quit eating soy, corn and beets, but I do like potatoes, so I'll have to go out of my way to find organic ones.

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:25 pm

Vicky P (476)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 4:35 pm more GMOs

Sue H (7)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 5:58 pm
Just say NO!! Petition???

Spirit Spider (86)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 6:17 pm
Gmo is my foe

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 5, 2013, 7:29 pm
we don't want them

Jaime A (52)
Monday May 6, 2013, 7:19 am
Noted, thanks.!!

Birgit W (160)
Monday May 6, 2013, 1:29 pm
Leave our potatoes alone. No GMO!

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Monday May 6, 2013, 4:23 pm
I think that any food that is genetically engineered should have a large label specifying that it is.

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Monday May 6, 2013, 4:24 pm
Gee, I was under the impression that all potatoes we eat were gmo's. Must havec read it somewhere.
I'm truly releived to learn that it is not the case.
Let's get together and fight this, it must not be allowed.

Barbara V (51)
Monday May 6, 2013, 4:53 pm
You can get just as good a potato by raising it properly. Who needs another Monsanto poisoning the earth??? How stupid can you get?

Christeen A (368)
Monday May 6, 2013, 5:01 pm
Please say no to GMO's. Thank you.

Julie W (32)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 2:07 am
From the site: The public comment period on Simplotís petition runs through July 2.

So where's the petition, or form for comments?


Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 12:27 pm
Noted, thanks.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 9:00 pm
Potatoes are potatoes, naturally good not genetically modified.
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