Biotech Plant May Receive Approval for Cultivation

O-BASF Chemical company


GE Modified Potatoes

Currently, only GMO seeds have received approval for planting by governments around the world. The European Union may soon change that situation. It is considering approval of the Amflora potato from BASF AG for cultivation. This GM product is designed for use as an industrial starch. BASF has partnered with Monsanto to develop additional biotech products that it plans to bring to market that have better output-traits, including higher yields, unsaturated fatty acids and starch content.

Sourced and published by Henry Sapiecha Feb 2009

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