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Scientists develop GM potato thatís immune to Irish famine fungus, late blight
Belfast Telegraph ^ | 17 February 2014

Posted on 02/17/2014 11:07:12 PM PST by Olog-hai

A potato genetically modified to resist the fungus which caused the devastating Irish potato famine of 1845 has been developed by British scientists.

Late blight, caused by the organism Phytophthora infestans, remains the potato farmer’s greatest enemy to this day.

Each year UK farmers spend around £60 million keeping the infection at bay with pesticides. In a bad year, losses and control measures combined can account for half the total cost of growing potatoes. …

(Excerpt) Read more at belfasttelegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Food; Health/Medicine; Science
KEYWORDS: agriculture; augratin; baconsprinkles; boiled; dietandcuisine; frankenfood; gmo; godsgravesglyphs; infestans; irishfamine; lateblight; mashed; phytophthora; potato; unitedkingdom
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1 posted on 02/17/2014 11:07:12 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Bump!


2 posted on 02/17/2014 11:09:49 PM PST by 4Liberty (Optimal institutions - optimal economy.)
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To: Olog-hai

Wow!

This is an important find.

It has never affected my potatoes, but two years ago it wiped out my tomatoes... it is so fast, it was practically overnight.


3 posted on 02/17/2014 11:10:41 PM PST by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: Olog-hai

4 posted on 02/17/2014 11:14:25 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: Olog-hai

Oh no. Alex Jones now has something else to rant about


5 posted on 02/17/2014 11:29:54 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Nifster

May he get GMO potatoes in his french fries, in that case.


6 posted on 02/17/2014 11:32:45 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

We’ll played


7 posted on 02/17/2014 11:38:58 PM PST by Nifster
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To: Olog-hai

Killer carbs.


8 posted on 02/18/2014 1:13:36 AM PST by Misterioso (Narcissism is the belief in nothing, masquerading as tolerance of everything. - Ayn Rand)
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To: Olog-hai
A potato genetically modified to resist the fungus which caused the devastating Irish potato famine of 1845 has been developed by British scientists.

Better late than never, I suppose.

9 posted on 02/18/2014 1:31:44 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Brandonmark

Is that the new Chevy Spud? I’ve heard it is powered by blight.


10 posted on 02/18/2014 1:40:11 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Olog-hai; greeneyes; tubebender

Potato gardener ping


11 posted on 02/18/2014 1:46:08 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Olog-hai

The Welsh had already developed a perfect hybrid potato... Non-GMO. There was some sort of demonstration because the gummit spent millions and still had not come up with the GMO version. They pelted officials with the spuds. laughing...

All “studies” on GMOs are funded by the corporations that produce them. There is excellent research easily found showing the truth. Or just eat the stuff. It is all “yours”. The elites won’t touch it worldwide for a reason.Monsanto has organic food in their lunchrooms for their employees. Personally, I will not use any product from the people who produced Agent Orange. I have family and friends still suffering from being exposed.

Debbi


12 posted on 02/18/2014 1:53:48 AM PST by hearthwench (Mom, NaNa, always ornery)
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To: Olog-hai

Great. More GMO shite to avoid.


13 posted on 02/18/2014 2:15:38 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: hearthwench

Three years ago I bought a bottle of neem oil from Amazon for $15. I spray that stuff (diluted) over everything except salad greens. Regardless of garden culture, blight attacks my tomatoes every year. As soon as I spray with neem oil the blight is stopped and the plants are saved.


14 posted on 02/18/2014 3:11:59 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Olog-hai

Excellent, the potential benefit to the environment is enormous.

Once again, biotech to the rescue!


15 posted on 02/18/2014 3:34:22 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: hearthwench

thanks for your science-free opinion.


16 posted on 02/18/2014 3:34:40 AM PST by corkoman
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To: hearthwench

Genetic modification through hybridization is no more natural than targeted genetic modification using enzymes. **All** agricultural products are genetically modified. Only the methods have changed.


17 posted on 02/18/2014 3:40:36 AM PST by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: corkoman

Amazing isn’t it? These anti GMO people have no basis in reality. An interesting thing to do is to read a thread on Democratic Underground about GMO. Many here on FR post much of the same BS word for word, right down to the Mansato attacks.


18 posted on 02/18/2014 3:58:22 AM PST by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: Codeflier

Monsanto rather...


19 posted on 02/18/2014 4:00:47 AM PST by Codeflier (Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama - 4 democrat presidents in a row and counting...)
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To: Yo-Yo
Better late than never, I suppose.

Too fooking late. Do not expect waves of reverse immigration from Australia, the United States and Canada.

20 posted on 02/18/2014 4:18:28 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (In the long run, we are all dead.)
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